Heel pain, or talalgia, has multiple origins and can show itself in many ways. Burning, tingling, shooting pains, difficulty walking after a period of rest, pain under or behind the heels during physical activity or at the end of the day and many other symptoms are often reported. Heel discomfort can come from various sources, such as biomechanical, nerve, traumatic, circulatory and numerous medical conditions. That said, it’s imperative to make a proper diagnosis. The podiatrist is the best-trained professional to precisely determine the root cause of your pain. Plantar fasciitis, nerve irritation, bursitis, stress fractures, lack of adipose tissue and heel cracks are all disorders that can lead to talalgia.
WHAT CAN I
DO ABOUT IT?
The management of talalgia varies greatly depending on the root cause of the problem. Several conservative treatment options are available. These include: a change of shoes, rest, ice, immobilization, strap support, exercises, orthotics and corticosteroid injections. It is essential for the podiatrist to establish the origin of the disorder, so that you receive the most effective treatment plan.
It’s always better to be foot safe than foot sorry! Contact the Bourque Podiatry Clinic now to have a licensed podiatrist examine your feet.