At the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland, we offer a range of effective solutions for heel pain. Led by podiatrist Donald Harrison, DPM, we provide a welcoming and encouraging environment for residents of Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Types of Heel Injuries
Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the tissue that connects your heel to your toes, typically resulting from wearing shoes with a lack of arch support.
Bruised Bone – A bone bruise is not as severe as a fracture, but it can still cause significant pain when applying weight to the heel.
Insertional Heel Pain – Tendonitis can occur in the achilles tendon, which stretches all the way to the base of the heel. Inflammation can cause severe pain and difficulty walking.
Stress Fracture – Just like other bones, the heel can be fractured with a complete or partial break in the bone.
Lesion or Tumor – In some cases, a tumor or other growth can develop on the heel, causing discomfort when you place weight on it.
Haglund’s Deformity – Haglund’s deformity occurs when the bony section of your heel, located where the achilles tendon connects to the heel, enlarges. It can be irritated by shoes that rub on the back of the heel, causing pain and making it difficult to walk.
How is Heel Pain Treated?
Depending on the severity of your injury, we may recommend a number of treatments. For mild heel pain, shoe modifications or custom orthotic insoles can provide relief. We may also recommend ice therapy, pain cream, steroid injections, anti-inflammatories, or the use of a heel brace. For more severe pain and injuries, it may be necessary to wear an offloading boot or undergo smart laser therapy, PRP injections or shockwave therapy.
How Much Does Heel Pain Treatment Cost?
The cost of your heel pain treatment at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland will vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to provide you with the optimal results. The best way to determine the cost of your treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Harrison, our lead podiatrist. We also accept insurance and financing options to make our treatments more affordable.
If you are suffering from heel pain, contact us today to schedule a consultation at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland. We are proud to serve the residents of Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, and the surrounding areas of Maryland.