Do you notice a nagging pain under your heel or just behind it? This may cause great discomfort and leave you wondering about treatment options. First, you should know the underlying cause of this pain before exploring your options. In most cases, the causes of heel pain are not life threatening.

Common Causes of Heel Pain

The most common causes of heel pain are Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, or Morton’s Neuroma. While these are only a few of the potential causes, your specialist will be sure to accurately diagnose your specific case.

Plantar Fasciitis

is often referred to as jogger’s heel, caused by a disorder of the insertion site of the ligament on the bone that drives scarring, inflammation, or structure breakdown of your foot’s plantar fascia. Like its common name indicates, the injury can often be caused by exercise, weight, or age.

Achilles Tendinitis

is most commonly due to overuse of the foot. This issue is often found with youth and walkers, runners, or other athletes. With certain pressure, this injury becomes more likely and will continue to lead to heel pain.

Morton’s Neuroma

generally affects the ball of your foot, which will impact the area between your third and fourth toes. You may notice an uncomfortable feeling as if you were standing on something stuck in your sock. This is caused by a thickening of the tissue surrounding the nerves leading towards your toes. High-heeled shoes are often times a culprit for those facing Morton’s Neuroma, and finding more comfortable shoes can often be a solution.

Symptoms

While symptoms can vary from person to person, the most common complaints include pain in the heel, under the heel, and along the general foot area. These painful symptoms may get worse as you move or become sensitive to touch. You may also experience increased stiffness in the morning upon waking, or have trouble standing. Your toes may sting, burn, or feel numb.

Treatment

We offer an alternative therapy option for patients suffering from heel pain or Neuromas, that is not only cutting-edge, but also recovery-free. While many treatment options include cortisone injections or arch supports, our practice utilizes Radio-Frequency to treat heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis or Morton’s Neuroma. Our Radio-Frequency Treatment for heel pain has a 92% success rate and can be done directly in our office.

Our Radio-Frequency Generator is the NT250 RF System which provides a simple treatment option specifically designed for use in Foot & Ankle and Podiatric procedures to treat heel pain and neuritis, most commonly associated with Plantar Fasciitis and Morton’s Neuroma.

Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation (RFNA) procedures are non-surgical, minimally invasive, and can be done within the office environment.

When conservative heel pain treatment fails, RFNA treatment may be your best option. RFNA treatments of pain reduction is achieved by the interference of the pain signal within your nerves. RFNA Therapy uses radio frequency energy to interrupt the nerve function. When this is done to a peripheral nerve, such as that found in the foot, the nerve can no longer transmit pain from the heel.

If you’re looking to stop heel pain and get on your way towards better health, contact Downtown NYC Foot Care. We treat each patient with a unique approach just right for them, based upon the patient and our doctor’s diagnosis and recommendation, ensuring that our patients walk out of our office with the best possible treatment available.