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Specialized Heel Pain Treatment at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where our experienced foot doctor specialize in diagnosing and treating various causes of heel pain, helping you return to pain-free living.

Understanding Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common foot complaint and can be caused by various conditions, including plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, and bursitis. It can significantly impact your ability to carry out everyday activities and enjoy a good quality of life.

Common Causes of Heel Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis: The most common cause of heel pain, involving inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.
  • Heel Spurs: A buildup of calcium deposits on the underside of the heel bone.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac at the back or bottom of the heel.

Symptoms of Heel Pain

  • Sharp, intense pain in the heel, especially with the first steps in the morning or after resting.
  • Pain that gradually worsens with activity.
  • Swelling and tenderness at the heel.
  • Inability to bend the foot downward, stand on tiptoe, or walk normally.

Our Heel Pain Treatments

Custom Orthotics and Supportive Footwear:

  • Devices designed to alleviate pressure on the heel and support proper foot alignment.

Physical Therapy:

  • Exercises and techniques to strengthen foot muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce strain on the heel.


  • Anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and pain.

Advanced Therapeutic Procedures:

  • Corticosteroid injections or shockwave therapy for more severe cases.

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care?

  • Expert Diagnosis: Our podiatrists use advanced imaging technologies to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your heel pain.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Tailored specifically to your condition, lifestyle, and recovery goals.
  • State-of-the-Art Treatments: Utilizing the latest in podiatric care to provide effective relief.
  • Comprehensive Care: From initial consultation through recovery, ensuring you receive the support needed for a full return to activity.

Schedule Your Heel Pain Consultation Today

Don’t let heel pain hold you back. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist, Dr. Mandanipour. We’re here to help you step back into life with comfort and confidence.


Frequently Asked Questions about Heel Pain

Q1: What are the common causes of heel pain?

A1: Heel pain can be caused by several factors including plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, and bursitis. Overuse injuries from activities that put stress on the heel, as well as certain types of shoes, can also contribute to heel pain.

Q2: How can I tell if my heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis?

A2: Plantar fasciitis typically causes a sharp, stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot near the heel. This pain is usually the worst with the first few steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or when getting up from a seated position.

Q3: Are there effective home treatments for heel pain?

A3: Yes, home treatments such as rest, ice application, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs, and stretching exercises can help alleviate heel pain. Additionally, wearing supportive shoes and avoiding barefoot walking on hard surfaces can also provide relief.

Q4: When should I see a doctor for heel pain?

A4: You should consult a doctor if heel pain continues for more than a few weeks, interferes with your normal activities, or is accompanied by severe swelling or discoloration.

Q5: What types of treatments do podiatrists offer for heel pain?

A5: Podiatrists may offer several treatments for heel pain including custom orthotics, physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, and in some cases, surgical interventions. The treatment chosen will depend on the specific cause and severity of the heel pain.

Q6: Can heel pain be prevented?

A6: While not all cases of heel pain can be prevented, you can reduce your risk by wearing well-fitted shoes with appropriate support, maintaining a healthy weight, warming up before exercising, and stretching the muscles in your legs and feet regularly.

Q7: How long does it take for heel pain to go away?

A7: The duration of heel pain varies depending on its cause and the effectiveness of the treatment plan. Some patients may experience relief within a few weeks, while others might need several months to recover completely.

Q8: Is walking good for heel pain?

A8: Gentle, low-impact walking can be beneficial if done in moderation and with properly supportive shoes. However, excessive walking or walking without proper footwear can aggravate heel pain.
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