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Heel Pain Relief
Are you afraid to put your feet on the ground when you get out of bed because you know there will be pain in your heel? We know what you’re going through. We see it every day at our 1Foot 2Foot podiatry offices in Suffolk, North Suffolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA). Pain on the bottom of the heel is among the most common complaints we hear.
Patients suffering from chronic heel pain (i.e., plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome) can receive non-surgical treatment successfully in more than 90% of cases. Our award-winning foot doctors in Suffolk, North Suffolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach, VA, offer a proven, comprehensive, protocol-driven approach to resolving your heel pain. If conservative treatment fails, Dr. Dairman has specialized training in endoscopic (minimally-invasive) surgery carrying a greater than 90% rate of success, which allows patients to walk the same day as surgery.
What Caused My Heel To Start Hurting?
Heel pain is typically the result of an overuse injury called plantar fasciitis — more commonly known as heel spur syndrome. Now a bone spur is not always present, and when it is there, 99% of the time it doesn’t actually cause pain. The pain is the result of inflammation to the plantar fascia — a strong ligament that runs from your heel to your toes.
But I Don’t Remember Injuring My Foot …
Will My Heel Pain Ever Go Away?
What Makes 1Foot 2Foot So Good At Treating Heel Pain?
Is Surgery Necessary For Heel Pain?
Now let’s say your heel pain remains after advanced conservative techniques. Surgery can certainly be considered, especially with a success rate of 90-95%. Alternatively, because we know most people want to avoid surgery, we invested in Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology (EPAT) to bridge the gap between failed conservative care and surgery. EPAT is a form of shockwave therapy that is non-invasive; it stimulates new blood flow to the damaged area that starts the healing cascade with no cutting, no complication, and no downtime.
If surgery is elected, then we’ve got you covered. Most procedures are performed outpatient in under 30 minutes and allow you to walk that day in a protective device. Within two weeks, the majority of our patients are back in sneakers.
Don’t let heel pain stop you from enjoying life. Our friendly and experienced 1Foot 2Foot foot doctors in Suffolk, North Suffolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach, VA, can help relieve your heel pain.