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Heel Pain

Experiencing heel pain can disrupt your daily activities and reduce your quality of life. My Foot Clinic, led by Dr. Shawn S. Rabbani, DPM, offers comprehensive solutions for heel pain and related foot conditions at our locations in Artesia, Reseda, and Rancho Cucamonga.

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Sometimes, heel spurs are found in patients with plantar fasciitis, but these are rarely a source of pain. When they are present, the condition may be diagnosed as plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome.

Nerve entrapment occurs when a nerve is pinched due to some physiological abnormalities. This can be due to direct trauma, metabolic disease, overuse, tendonitis, or soft tissue mass. The symptoms of nerve entrapment cause numbness, shooting pain, burning sensation, weakness, and no movement in severe chronic conditions.

The pain on the back of the heel that is often caused by an overgrowth of bone on the back of the heel bone (calcaneus) is called retrocalcaneal exostosis. These problems are often related to chronic tugging of a tight Achilles tendon on the back of the heel.

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain often stems from various causes, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and heel spurs. These conditions can result from excessive walking or standing, improper footwear, or even biomechanical imbalances. Understanding the specific cause is important for finding effective treatment.

Heel Pain Treatments at My Foot Clinic

Our clinic provides several treatments designed to address the specific causes of your heel pain. These may include:

  • Custom orthotics – Specially designed to correct foot alignment and reduce stress on your heels.
  • Physical therapy – Exercises to strengthen foot muscles and improve flexibility.
  • Medication – Anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Advanced therapies – Shock wave therapy and other non-invasive procedures to promote healing.

Our Expertise

Under the leadership of Dr. Rabbani, our clinic specializes in expert care for heel pain. As a board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Rabbani focuses on various foot conditions, particularly complex heel pain cases. With years of experience and a commitment to ongoing education, he offers the latest and most effective treatments, improving patient recovery outcomes and satisfaction.

All medical advice provided on this site is approved by qualified professionals. The information here is meant to support, not replace, the patient-physician relationship. Please consult with your physician to develop a proper treatment plan for you.

Located in Reseda, our team at My Foot Clinic is highly trained and widely recognized as one of the best podiatry practices in the areas of Canoga Park, West Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, Tarzana, Encino, Van Nuys, Artesia, Cerritos, and Norwalk.

FAQs About Heel Pain

What can I do daily to prevent heel pain?

Wear supportive footwear and maintain a healthy weight to reduce pressure on your feet.

How long does it take to recover from heel pain?

Recovery times can vary based on the treatment approach and the severity of the condition. It can range from a few weeks to several months.

Is surgery required for heel pain?

In most cases, non-surgical treatments effectively manage heel pain. Surgery may be considered if conservative measures fail.

Contact Us

If you’re dealing with heel pain, don’t wait to seek help. Get a consultation with My Foot Clinic, where Dr. Shawn S. Rabbani and our team provide targeted treatments at our locations in Artesia, Reseda, and Rancho Cucamonga. Contact us to set up a consultation today.

Any medical or health advice provided will be approved by a medically-trained and qualified professional unless a clear statement otherwise. The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between patient and physician. Consult with your physician regarding a proper treatment plan for you.

The team at My Foot Clinic are highly trained and widely recognized as the best podiatrist in and around Reseda, Canoga Park, West Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, Tarzana, Encino, Van Nuys, Artesia, Cerritos, and Norwalk.