Heel Spurs & Plantar Fasciitis
Top Heel Spurs & Plantar Fasciitis Specialist in Beverly Hills
Heel pain is the most common foot condition, and 60% of those people reported having trouble performing daily activities due to their heel condition. Despite this high statistic, less than 12% of Americans ever see a podiatrist for treatment. Don’t be a statistic; alleviate your foot ailment today.BookAn Appointment
Heel Spurs & Plantar Fasciitis Basics
Plantar fascia is the long, thin ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. It runs along the bottom of your foot and controls the height of your arch. Plantar fascia is designed to absorb impact on our feet, and quite literally puts the spring in your step.
Too much pressure can tear the tissue of the fascia, causing inflammation, stiffness, and pain. This is called plantar fasciitis. Patients typically describe plantar fasciitis as a stabbing pain that occurs first thing in the morning or after strenuous exercise.
Heel spurs are calcium deposits under the heel bone, resulting in a bony protrusion. They can be the product of membrane tearing along the heel bone, or from long-term muscle and ligament strain.
Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs often occur together.
Plantar fasciitis is painful enough on its own, and heel spurs only increase this swelling and discomfort. While spurs may exist without causing inflammation, plantar fascia can exacerbate heel spurs as it pulls on the bone. Tight calf muscles, weight gain, and improper footwear may all exacerbate both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis.
Heel Spurs & Plantar Fasciitis Conditions We Treat
Chronic heel pain can hinder your everyday life. Pain comes in many forms for the heel, and may be aching or sharp, concentrated or radiating. At our center, we can diagnose any heel condition via x-ray imaging and determine which treatment plan will give you the most pain relief.
Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Plantar fasciitis can be debilitating. Because it is more common in women and athletes, plantar fasciitis takes you away from doing the things you enjoy, like wearing high heels and repetitive motion sports like running. Treatment varies greatly from person to person and depends on severity. Whether physical therapy is all you need or we’re looking at surgery, Dr. Nik’s team are here for you.
Every foot is different, but not every shoe is. When buying new shoes, you need to keep in mind cushioning, arch support, toe box size, and shock absorption. Our team is an expert in picking shoes that you won’t want to take off. And if you already have a pair you love? No worries, we’ve got orthotic inserts for them.
Muscle and Gait Correction
While serious cases of heel pain may require surgical intervention, many cases can be solved with noninvasive measures. We’ll use your medical history and a physical examination to see if your heel pain is the result of structural deformities, muscle weakness, muscle tightness, or abnormal gait. Sometimes the best treatment options are the simplest, and you can be back on your feet in no time with our therapeutic approaches.
Our Approach to Foot & Ankle Sprains
Every patient has a unique foot structure, and no heel spur is the same.
Even if you feel like you’ve tried everything, we’ll find an approach you haven’t attempted yet.
We’ll keep pain away for good with physical therapy, night splints, orthotics, and more.
Why Choose Dr. Nik?
Dr. Nik has given specific lectures on Heel Spur Syndrome and appeared on various news stations to speak about heel pain correction, including FOX 11, 34 NEWS-KMEX, and ABC Channel 7. Our whole team is incredibly educated on treating any existing heel pain, and experienced in preventing future heel conditions.Meet Dr. Nik