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By Foot & Ankle Institue of Nevada
March 11, 2015
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Heel Spurs  

Do you have persistent foot pain centered in the heel that leaves each and every step something to cringe about? Many Americans today suffer from heel spurs, which are caused by the plantar fascia, a fibrous band at the bottom of the feet, pulling at the heel Heel Painbone. Heel spurs are characterized by small outgrowths of bone that, though typically harmless, can cause extreme irritation.

But at Foot and Ankle Institute of Nevada, you can experience relief from those irritating heel spurs with help from the expert podiatrists on site, all of whom have a common goal: to get your feet back into walking shape! Some of the most effective ways they can help treat your heel spurs include:

  • Prescribing anti-inflammatory medications
  • Prescribing custom-made orthotics to fit your shoes and the specific shape of your feet
  • Prescribing cortisone injections

While most heel spur pains can be overcome with the aforementioned treatments, surgery at Foot and Ankle Institute of Nevada may be the most lasting option for full pain relief. This typically involves a targeted surgery, focused on the source of the pain with the highest amount of precision. Rather than slicing off the heel spur itself, the surgery focuses on releasing the pressure of the plantar fascia from your heel through careful incisions. Most often, patients are able to start walking again immediately with the use of a cast or post-operative shoe. So there's no need to worry about weeks of downtime when you want relief from your heel pain!

If your feet are afflicted with heel spurs, then it's time you experienced relief from its symptoms once and for all! Give one of the helpful podiatrist specialists at Foot and Ankle Institute of Nevada in Sparks, NV a call at (775) 331-1919 today, and take your first step to happier feet.