Heel Pain

Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic

Podiatrist & Foot & Ankle Surgeon serving Draper, Orem, Provo, American Fork, Lindon, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, Saratoga Springs, Sandy, South Jordan, Herriman, & Bluffdale, UT.

If shooting, aching, or stabbing pains in your heels are affecting each step you take, you have options for relief. The expert podiatry team led by Greg Brockbank, DPM, at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic offers advanced heel pain treatments and pain-relieving solutions in Draper and Orem, Utah. Get started on your heel pain treatment plan today by clicking the online booking tool or by calling either office to speak with a team member.

Heel Pain Q & A

Why do I have heel pain?

As the largest bone in your feet, your heel bears the brunt of weight and shock with every step. You may experience heel pain because of damage to the bone itself, as with an overuse injury like a stress fracture. It’s also possible to suffer from ongoing heel pain issues if you have:

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Ankle sprains 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel bursitis 
  • Pump bumps
  • Bone bruise
  • Heel spurs  
  • Arthritis 

You may also have heel pain because of the ill-fitting shoes you wear every day. This is especially true if you’re an athlete, and your footwear doesn’t support your intense training. 

When should I see a doctor for heel pain?

The team at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic understands how debilitating heel pain can be, especially if it’s starting to affect your work or sports performance. They encourage you to schedule an exam if your heel pain is:

  • Associated with numbness or tingling
  • Continuing to worsen after several days
  • Linked to bruising, redness, swelling, or inflammation

Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic has state-of-the-art imaging available in both clinics, including digital X-ray systems. The team can often diagnose you on the spot and talk with you about all possible treatment solutions. 

What is the treatment for heel pain?

Treating heel pain typically involves combining conservative treatments to provide relief, off-load weight, and promote healing. Your dedicated podiatrist at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic could recommend:

  • Night splints 
  • Athletic taping
  • Physical therapy
  • Padding and strapping
  • Custom orthotic devices
  • Removable walking cast
  • Injection therapy (corticosteroid injections)

In most cases, these types of nonsurgical treatments help relieve pain and discomfort. If you’re not experiencing relief from your symptoms after several months, your podiatrist at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic may recommend surgery.

The team can perform many types of heel and foot surgeries right in the office. This way, you can get all of your podiatric treatment and medical care needs met under one roof.

Click the online tool to schedule your heel pain evaluation at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic today, or call the office nearest you to book by phone. 

We are located in Draper, Utah and Orem, Utah. Call us to see our podiatrist, Dr. Brockbank today.