Heel Pain Specialist

Michael J Frazier, DPM -  - Podiatrist

The Frazier Foot and Ankle Center

Michael J Frazier, DPM

Podiatrist located in Cypress, TX

Having heel pain can certainly lower your quality of life and keep you from doing the things you enjoy, especially if it flares up on a daily basis. Before living another day with heel pain, schedule an evaluation with board-certified podiatrist Michael Frazier, DPM, PA, at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center in Cypress, Texas. Dr. Frazier can help you get relief from unbearable heel pain, starting with your first appointment. Book your visit online, or call the clinic directly.

Heel Pain Q & A

What causes heel pain?

With heel pain, it’s common to feel discomfort underneath the back of your heel. Your heel pain may be chronic or intermittent, and can be stabbing, throbbing, or aching — or any combination.

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, or long-term inflammation of your plantar fascia, the band of connective tissues that support your arch. You can also have heel pain due to:

  • Arthritis
  • Heel spur
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bone bruises
  • Bursitis or tumors
  • Stress fractures

No matter how minor or how severe your heel pain may be, it’s important to get treatment for it before your condition worsens.

When should I see a doctor for heel pain?

While heel pain is rarely anything serious, that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. It’s important to see Dr. Frazier for treatment at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center if your heel pain:

  • Affects your work
  • Worsens further
  • Leads to inflammation or swelling
  • Keeps you from your daily activities

You should also see Dr. Frazier right away if you experience heel pain right after trauma or an accident, like if you fall down a flight of stairs. Acute pain after an injury could indicate a fracture or soft tissue tear that requires immediate treatment.

How is heel pain treated?

Your treatment plan for your heel pain depends on what’s causing your discomfort, so Dr. Frazier generally starts out by examining you and looking at high-definition X-ray imaging. Once he diagnoses you, he can design your personalized heel pain treatment plan, which may include:

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Custom orthotics or supportive shoes
  • Bracing, casting, or splinting
  • Physical therapy or daily stretching

If you have a severe injury or condition that can’t be resolved with these conservative therapies, Dr. Frazier could recommend heel surgery as a last resort. You might need surgery for heel pain if you have a heel spur, torn connective tissue, broken bone, or other similar serious issue.

Schedule your heel pain exam at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center today. You can either request an appointment online or call the clinic directly.