Heel Treatments & Surgery

Become More Mobile With Our Heel Treatments & Surgery

The importance of our heels is often overlooked until we’re experiencing intolerable pain. Heels, also called calcaneal bones, are essential for weight-bearing. Pain in the heel comes from simple and serious injuries alike. Additionally, chronic conditions may manifest in the calcaneus. Our team can diagnose and treat the source of your heel pain.

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Heel Conditions We Treat

  • Overuse Injuries

    Overuse, especially in sports, can result in stress-based injuries. Ankle tendonitis includes inflammation of the tendons around the ankle joint, ultimately causing heel pain. Repetitive force on the heel during running, jumping, and dancing may result in stress fractures. Healing your current stress injury is no problem for Dr. Nik’s -- and we’ll prevent future ones, too.

  • Bursitis

    Bursa are the fluid-filled sacs within your joints that allow them to glide smoothly. Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa sac, and may be caused by overuse, excessive pressure, or infection. Some genetic conditions may also result in bursitis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, pseudogout, or ankylosing spondylitis.

  • Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs

    The band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot can become inflamed when damaged or as you age, called plantar fasciitis. However, it can be cured with proper treatment. Heel spurs are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, and if non-invasive treatments fail, surgery may be necessary.

  • Calcaneal Fractures

    The calcaneus, or heel bone, can be injured from high-energy, high-impact events. Because the heel bone bears 1.5x your weight with every step, fractures can be severe and often involve surgical reconstruction. If treated incorrectly, heel fractures may produce lifelong problems, such as arthritis and gait abnormalities.

Treatments for Heel Conditions

Treatments for heel conditions vary from minimally invasive to surgical. Our team will help decide which is right for you.

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After fractures or sprains, your stability and mobility may be affected. Varying severities of injury can require anything from a simple brace to crutches. An evaluation at our clinic will help pick out the best immobilizer for your current injury and stabilizer to prevent future injury.

Medicines and Injections

We provide the regenerative medicine techniques of stem cell treatment and platelet-rich plasma therapy, both of which involve extracting the best healing molecules in your body and concentrating them where you need it most. In addition, our team can provide prescription medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, and pharmacological advice to properly treat your pain.

Custom Orthotics

Imagine if a shoe insert was all it took to relieve your chronic pain. In some cases, it is that simple. Our clinic can help fit you with orthotics to relieve heel and arch discomfort, no matter the source. Abnormal gaits as a result of biomechanical imbalances are no match for our variety of rigid and soft orthotic inserts.

Heel Surgeries

The heel’s complex connections mean that a number of surgeries may revolve around it. Common surgeries include release of the plantar fascia, removal of heel spurs, and reconstructive procedures to remedy fractures. Our staff specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and we’re fully equipped to handle whatever operation you need.

Why Choose Dr. Nik?

Dr. Nik has over thirty years experience with ankle issues stemming from genetic deformities, chronic conditions, and sports medicine injuries. Past patients that have trusted our team are back on their feet, exercising, and pain-free. All it takes is an appointment at our office to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

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Our Podiatry Services

Dr. Nik’s strives to deliver the finest, most cost effective podiatric health care available. If heel treatments and surgery aren’t quite what you need, don’t worry: we do more.

Foot & Ankle Surgery

If you require foot and ankle intervention, our team will help you get up and running again with the best in surgical techniques and technology.

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Sports Medicine

For athletes, we prioritize a preventative approach to limit future injuries and shorten recovery, so you can spend more time doing what you love.

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Regenerative Medicine

We seek to minimize your recovery time by optimizing the body’s natural healing process, to get you back to your regular routine sooner.

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Laser Treatment

Traditional methods of treating foot fungus, warts, fibromas, and neuromas don’t work for everyone. Our laser treatment eliminates growths without harming surrounding tissue.

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Custom Orthotics

We pride ourselves in crafting only the best custom orthotics for our patients. Go about your day in comfort as you wear your way to better orthopedic health.

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Diabetic Foot Wound Care

For those with diabetes, we work alongside your internal medicine doctors and endocrinologists to craft a patient care plan that is right for you.

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General Podiatry

Podiatry is a wide field that encompasses a range of disorders. We’re here to help, even if your pain doesn’t have a name yet.

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Do you have any questions about Dr. Nik or our general services? We are always here and ready to help. Get in touch today.

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