Heel Pain/Fasciitis

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If you’re suffering from heel pain in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Kristine Strauss and the team at Charlotte Foot & Ankle Specialists can help with personalized treatment plans.

Heel Pain Causes and Treatments

Your heels support you as you walk, run, stand, and pretty much anything else that involves your feet. As they are involved in so many activities, it’s not unusual for them to cause you pain. However, pain isn’t normal – it’s a sign that something isn’t right. Learn what that “something” could be and how Dr. Strauss at Charlotte Foot & Ankle Specialists can help heal your heel pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

Along the bottom of your foot is a band called the plantar fascia. It connects your toes to your heels. Being on your feet too long or being overly active can cause small tears and inflammation in the band. This can create pain anywhere along the bottom of the foot, including the heels.

Heel Spurs

Repetitive strain on the feet can also lead to heel spurs. These are bony growths that typically aren’t visible except on an x-ray, but they can cause a great deal of pain.

Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bones. Overuse can cause inflammation in this tendon, which can cause pain in the heel.


Pronation refers to how your foot flexes and flattens when in motion. Overpronation is the term used when your foot rolls inward too far as you walk. This can cause too much strain on the soft tissues and lead to pain in the heel.

How a Podiatrist Can Help

One of the most important steps in treatment is actually the diagnosis. Until the underlying cause of the pain is found, an effective plan is quite challenging to create.

Once a diagnosis is complete, Dr. Strauss can recommend the best combination of treatments, which can include any of the following.

  • Lifestyle modifications: Addressing the factors that cause heel pain is key to lasting relief.
  • Orthotics: Custom orthotics are made to fit your gait and specific needs.
  • Other devices: Splints, casts, and other options are available when necessary.
  • Targeted exercises: Stretching and strengthening the foot and ankle components can correct underlying issues.

Ready to leave heel pain in the past? If you live in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Strauss at Charlotte Foot & Ankle Specialists can help. Call (704) 504-4000 to schedule an appointment today.

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