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Heel Pain Specialist

Lawrence E. Lloyd, DPM, FACFAS -  - Board Certified Podiatrist

Lloyd Podiatry Group, Inc.

Lawrence E. Lloyd, DPM, FACFAS

Board Certified Podiatrist located in Fishers, IN & Anderson, IN

Your heels are the largest and most durable bones in your feet, but because they’re typically the first part of your foot to hit the ground with every step you take, injuries are quite common. If you’re experiencing heel pain, board-certified podiatrist Lawrence E. Lloyd, DPM, FACFAS, of Lloyd Podiatry Group, Inc., can help. Dr. Lloyd and his skilled team offer comprehensive heel pain care in the practice’s Anderson and Fishers, Indiana, locations. Book your exam online or call either office directly.

Heel Pain Q & A

What is the cause of heel pain?

Heel pain can occur because of direct injury to your heel bone — like a bone bruise — or because of trauma, wear-and-tear, or chronic conditions related to any of the surrounding bones or tissues. One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, although heel pain can also be a sign of:

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bone infection
  • Heel spur
  • Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures

While less common, sometimes heel pain stems from bone tumors. Since heel pain can certainly worsen and even be a warning sign of a serious issue, have it evaluated as soon as possible.

When should I see a doctor for heel pain?

Schedule your heel pain evaluation at Lloyd Podiatry Group right away to get relief from your agonizing heel pain. Dr. Lloyd and his dedicated team especially want you to come in soon if your heel pain is:

  • Getting worse
  • Causing sharp or stabbing pains
  • Associated with swelling, numbness, or inflammation
  • Keeping you from work, exercise, or daily activities

You also need to have your feet evaluated if your heel pain is so severe, you can’t point or flex your feet comfortably.

How is heel pain treated?

Your heel pain treatment plan from Lloyd Podiatry Group begins with a comprehensive diagnostic process and examination. Dr. Lloyd may request digital X-rays — performed right in the office — or ultrasound imaging to find the source of your heel pain. Depending on your diagnosis, your heel pain treatment plan may include:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Shoe padding
  • Night splints
  • Activity modifications
  • Taping and strapping
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Pain or anti-inflammatory medications
  • Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT)

In most cases, combining conservative therapies should provide you with effective relief from heel pain, while also allowing your injury to heal. Sometimes, however, surgery is needed. Because Dr. Lloyd is a board-certified podiatrist with extensive experience in minimally invasive procedures, you can expect a quicker recovery after your foot surgery.

Schedule your heel pain evaluation at Lloyd Podiatry Group today. Click the online booking feature or call your nearest location.

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