Heel pain is an epidemic. We should know.
This is not an exaggeration: we see probably 20-30 patients per week with heel pain symptoms, right here in Commerce Township. Many of them are new patients we’ve never met before.
And unfortunately, they’re often in more pain than they otherwise would have been, thanks to misinformation online about home care and stretches.
But it’s not all bad news. Heel pain is preventable, treatable, and doesn’t have to get in the way of living your life any more.
The heel pain management program at Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates is a proven, step-by-step, methodical approach to eliminating heel pain—using advanced technologies where appropriate. If you want to get back on your feet, we can help.
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We are providing this information to you and others in our community who suffer from heel pain because we believe that the more you know about the causes of heel pain and the many ways we are able to treat this condition, the better prepared you will be to make the best possible decisions about your health.
Putting Together a Treatment Plan that WorksAs we said, there’s a lot of misinformation out there from “Dr. Google.” Many people with heel pain first attempt their own stretching and massage exercises.
Unfortunately, while these kinds of exercises can help in some cases, it’s important to do them at the right time and in the right sequence. Without a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, they may end up hurting more than they help!
If your heel pain has gotten to the point where it’s adversely affecting your day-to-day life—or just isn’t getting any better after more than a week or so—we strongly recommend you come in to see us.
We’ll put together a simple, easy-to-follow, step-by-step treatment plan that’s personalized to your condition, your needs, and your goals.
And because our office is committed to keeping up with the latest evidence-based techniques and treatment technologies, we are almost always able to provide fast, effective, and non-surgical relief for heel pain—even cases that have been chronic for a long time.
Some of the modalities that may be incorporated into your treatment plan include: (not a comprehensive list)
- Proper shoe education, sports medicine taping technique, even possibly injection therapy.
- Modern custom orthotics—based on the latest medical research on biomechanics and foot function, not outdated concepts from the 70s and 80s.
- Stretching exercises—specific, focused, and tailored to your needs.
- MLS laser therapy. This FDA-cleared, proven successful technology that has revolutionized heel pain management, uses light energy to stimulate a rapid anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, and tissue repair response in damaged cells. It can kick-start and substantially accelerate pain relief and healing.
Surgery is rarely needed for heel pain—especially now that MLS laser therapy is option. That said, we do have a dedicated on-site operating room that can provide convenient, effective, and safe out-patient surgical care.
Whatever is causing your heel pain, let our experienced team help you get back on your feet quickly and efficiently. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today at (248) 360-3888, or complete an online contact form.