Whether you enjoy skiing in the Hogadon Basin, camping at Beartrap County Park, or simply taking a walk under the wide Wyoming sky, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in Casper. So, if sharp foot pain prevents you from pursuing the activities you love, then it’s time to make an appointment with the orthopedic doctors of Premier Bone & Joint Centers. You may have heel spurs, and one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians would be happy to help get you back on your feet—and back to your active lifestyle—as quickly and safely as possible.
Diagnosing Your Condition
Consisting of calcium deposits that accumulate on the bottom of your heel bones and painfully press against the soft tissues of your feet, heel spurs can make running, walking, or even standing too painful to bear. They’re caused by repeatedly straining the muscles, ligaments, and membranes in your foot, which makes heel spurs likely if you:
- Wear poorly fitted shoes
- Have an unusual walking gait
- Often run or jog on hard surfaces
- Carry excess weight
- Have been diagnosed with flat feet or high arches
When you visit our Casper clinic, one of our physicians will perform a through physical examination. Oftentimes, they’ll also recommend imaging tests—like an X-ray—in order to ensure your foot pain is caused by heel spurs and not another condition.
A Treatment Regimen That Works
At Premier Bone & Joint Centers, we believe in pursuing conservative treatment options whenever possible. Oftentimes, our initial approach to treating heel spurs involves a combination of stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic inserts, and over-the-counter pain medication. In some cases, however, patients may require foot surgery in order to return to their daily activities. If this is the case for you, you can rest easy knowing our orthopedic surgeons benefit from advanced training and will keep your procedure as minimally invasive as possible.
Don’t let heel spurs keep you off your feet. Instead, schedule an appointment with the orthopedic doctors of Premier Bone & Joint Centers at our Casper, WY, clinic today.