Heel and Arch Pain

Explains plantar fasciitis and heel pain by Dr. Leo Krawetz

One of the most common foot problems that I see in my office is plantar fasciitis. This is characterized by heel pain first thing in the morning when you get out of bed or after sitting for a period of time and then standing up, and usually the pain is felt at the base of the arch or in the center of the heel. This can be easily cured by a series of cortisone injections, antiinflammatories, stretching, icing, and custom made arch supports, which are also known as orthotics. The shots are relatively painless and I inject at the base of the arch after freezing the skin, and this usually makes the shot less painful and you do have instant relief when you leave the office. If you like to make an appointment, please contact me by visiting my website at www.healthyfeetpodiatry.com, and that’s spelled h-e-a-l-t-h-y-f-e-e-t-p-o-d-i-a-t-r-y dot com. Thank you.