Heel Pain Specialist

Podiatry Care

Yitzchak Cohen, DPM

Podiatry located in Totowa, NJ & Paterson, NJ

If you have stabbing, aching, throbbing pain near your heel with every step you take, it’s time to have your feet evaluated. One of Totowa, New Jersey’s top-rated podiatrists Yitzchak Cohen, DPM, of Podiatry Care, can diagnose the cause of your heel pain and get you started on treatment right away. Book your heel pain evaluation online, or call the office to check availability.

Heel Pain Q & A

What causes heel pain?

Your heel bone is the largest bone in each of your feet. It’s the first part of your foot to hit the ground when you walk and continuously absorbs tremendous amounts of shock throughout the day. Needless to say, a lot of issues can arise that can lead to acute or chronic heel pain. Common causes of heel pain include:

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Heel spurs
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis

Though less common, you can also develop bone tumors that can lead to severe pain and serious complications.

When should I see a doctor for heel pain?

Heel pain is never something you should ignore, since it could be a sign of a serious condition or even injury. Ideally, you’d schedule an exam at Podiatry Care as soon as your heel pain starts. But it’s especially important to have Dr. Cohen evaluate your feet if your heel pain is:

  • Associated with burning, tingling, or numbness
  • Keeping you from work or hobbies
  • Continuing to get worse
  • Not improving after several days

As a highly regarded podiatrist with extensive training and experience in innovative treatments, Dr. Cohen can get to the root of your heel pain and find just the right solution for your needs.

How is heel pain treated?

Treating heel pain often begins with conservative solutions to decrease pain and inflammation, while promoting healing. Dr. Cohen talks with you about your symptoms and daily routine in an effort to determine which combination of heel pain therapies may be most effective for your needs. Your heel pain treatment plan may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Custom orthotics or night splints
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Padding, or taping and strapping
  • Physical therapy

If you need surgery to repair or remove damaged tissues, or to remove a heel spur, Dr. Cohen can help. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures and works to restore your quality of life and help you get lasting heel pain relief.

Get effective relief from ongoing heel pain by booking an evaluation at Podiatry Care today. Request an appointment online, or call the office to book.

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