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Heel Pain Relief

Experienced Care for Your Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the more common and painful foot conditions Dr. Wawrzynek treats. The tricky thing about heel pain is that many of the causes of pain in your heel mimic each other. If your problem isn't identified correctly from the start, treatment could end up doing more harm than good. This is why it's important that you take the time to find an experienced podiatrist to diagnose and treat your heel pain in King of Prussia, PA, and the Wayne, PA, area.

Common Causes of Heel Pain Include

The following list gives you an idea of the most common causes of heel pain. As you can see, the conditions that cause severe pain in the heel are numerous and often accompany one another, making correct diagnosis difficult for all but the most experienced podiatrists.

Heel Spurs - Heel spurs occur at the point where the ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot connect to your heel bone. When this ligament is repeatedly stressed or strained, it causes your body to form a protective bony growth, commonly known as a heel spur.

Plantar Fasciitis - This condition also deals with injury or stress to the band of ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot. In this case, your ligaments begin to stretch and tear, causing them to become inflamed. This condition can accompany heel spurs and is highly painful.

Bursitis - A soft tissue growth on your heel is known as bursitis. This growth is often a sac of fluid or a neuroma. This condition is often mistaken for a heel spur.

Excessive Pronation - When flat arches and ankles that sag toward each other effect your gait, a lot of strain is put on the ligaments in your foot. This strain can cause them to become painfully inflamed.

Achilles tendinitis - Pain at the back of your heel (rather than the underside) is usually caused by a form of Achilles tendinitis. This condition is caused by tearing along your tendon and can be excruciatingly painful.

Bone Bruise - Your heel bone can become bruised if your heel strikes something hard, such as a rock, a child’s toy, or another object.

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Both rheumatoid arthritis and gout can cause pain in your feet, including the big toe and the heel.

Contact Us for Expert Treatment for Heel Pain in King of Prussia, PA & the Wayne, PA, Area

To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (610) 822-3900 or using our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:

  • Discuss Your Goals
  • X-Rays & Ultrasound as needed
  • Complete Examination
  • Discover Your Options
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During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

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Meet Dr. Melissa Wawrzynek Dr. Melissa Wawrzynek is an experienced podiatrist in King Of Prussia, PA, who has helped thousands of people get back to living life free from foot, ankle, and heel pain. She is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and founded Advanced Foot & Ankle Wellness Center in 2013. Dr. Wawrzynek takes a conservative approach to treatment understanding that surgery and orthotics are not always the answer to solving foot pain issues. In addition to being an award-winning podiatrist, she is a certified run coach, as well as a certified functional movement specialist. As an avid health and fitness enthusiast, Dr. Wawrzynek has a special interest in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of biomechanical issues of the foot and lower limb. Her goal is to always resolve the underlying cause of a problem instead of providing just a temporary fix. Dr. Wawrzynek and our Advanced Foot & Ankle Wellness Center team look forward to helping you enjoy an active and pain-free lifestyle. Learn More
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