Treat Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis in St. Albans, WV

Kanawha Valley Foot & Ankle Associates, PLLC, Treats Heel Pain

Heel pain can stem from many different things. Wearing the wrong shoes, over exercising, arthritis and many other factors can cause heels to ache and hurt. If you experience heel pain, make an appointment with Kanawha Valley Foot & Ankle Associates, PLLC, in St. Albans, WV. Our doctors will diagnose the problem and work out a treatment plan to suit your needs. Common heel problems include:

Heel Spurs:

Bone growths on the underside, forepart of the heel bone. Heel spurs occur when the plantar tendon pulls at its attachment to the heel bone. This area of the heel can later calcify to form a spur. With proper stretching and wearing appropriate athletic shoes, strain to the ligaments can be reduced.

Plantar Fasciitis:

In most cases, plantar fasciitis is caused by an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Kanawha Valley Foot & Ankle Associates can evaluate arch pain and prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthosis to help lessen the pain.

Stress Fractures:

Incomplete cracks in bone caused by overuse; stress fractures heal quickly when rested. Extra padding in shoes helps prevent the condition. Stress fractures left untreated may become complete fractures, which will then need a cast and immobilization.

We understand that every situation is different, and you can trust Kanawha Valley Foot & Ankle Associates to work closely with you to ensure your treatment is working. Call us today (304) 727-9200 or contact us online to make an appointment. We proudly serve St. Albans, WV; Teays Valley, WV; Charleston, WV; and the surrounding areas.