If you’re one of the two million Americans living with heel pain, you can find nonsurgical solutions for pain relief at Eazy Foot & Ankle. Albert Elhiani, DPM, offers diagnostic evaluations onsite to identify its cause. Dr. Elhiani specializes in a wide range of unique treatment options, including 3-D printed orthotics and precision medicine therapies, to resolve heel pain for good and improve the health of your feet. Call the office in the Pico Robertson area of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California, to schedule a heel pain consultation or book an appointment online today.
Heel pain can result from a foot or ankle injury or underlying conditions like:
Another common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, a condition that develops when there’s irritation or inflammation in the band of tissue (fascia) in the arch of your foot. While this tough tissue absorbs the shocks of your movements, it can also tear under pressure due to overuse or injury.
You may be prone to persistent heel pain if you run or engage in other high-impact activities. Weight challenges, high arches, and ill-fitting footwear can also contribute to heel pain.
In the early stages of heel pain, you may be able to control your symptoms by elevating your foot, taking over-the-counter medications, and stretching your calf muscles.
If your heel pain worsens or interferes with your mobility, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Eazy Foot & Ankle. Dr. Elhiani physically examines your heel and may request X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests.
Based on your testing results, Dr. Elhiani designs a treatment plan to relieve pressure on your heel and treat the underlying cause of your heel pain.
Your treatment plan for heel pain depends on the cause of your condition and the severity of your symptoms. Eazy Foot & Ankle offer several minimally invasive treatment options for plantar fasciitis and other causes of heel pain, including:
Orthotics include shoe inserts and other devices that cushion your feet and toes and keep your feet and ankles in proper alignment.
Dr. Elhiani uses advanced 3D technology to scan your feet and ankles to create custom inserts. This technology ensures you receive the best possible fit and support from your orthotics.
Placental or amniotic tissues contain essential growth factors that trigger your body’s natural healing abilities. Injections of these substances into your feet and ankles generate new healthy cells to repair damaged tissues and reduce inflammation.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is another type of regenerative medicine. PRP comes from your own blood and contains growth factors that support the healing of soft tissues in your feet and ankles.
Dr. Elhiani offers unique durable medical equipment to improve heel pain that results from a tight heel cord or conditions like equinus.
Call Eazy Foot & Ankle to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for heel pain or book a consultation online today.