How is heel pain diagnosed?
Our physicians will be able to diagnose a variety of heel conditions that lead to heel pain by completing a thorough physical exam and ordering a set of X-rays. Occasionally a CT scan or an MRI is necessary to evaluate the calcaneus (heel bone), the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia.
Does heel pain require surgery?
Most cases of heel pain, regardless of the cause, can be treated conservatively with reset, ice and anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain persists and symptoms do not go away with 2-4 weeks, another set of tests should be considered.
What are surgical treatment options for heel pain?
Surgery for heel pain depends on the exact condition that is causing the heel pain. However, the majority of cases will be treated non-surgically. If surgery is needed, our physician have advanced techniques to help you recover more quickly.
How long does it take to recover from heel surgery?
It is essential that patients follow the post-operative protocol for recovery as set forth by our physicians as it remains a crucial part of the heeling process. Depending on the severity of the injury and the exact surgery performed, patients may resume normal activities within 6-8 weeks.