Do daily activities like walking, jogging, or running cause you to feel pain in the bottom of your foot? Does it feel like you’ve stepped on a pin when you get out of bed in the morning? If these scenarios sound familiar, you may have heel spurs. These calcium deposits accumulate on the bottom of your heel bones and can painfully press into the soft tissue of your foot. There’s no need to let heel spurs keep you from the active lifestyle that so many Wyoming residents enjoy, though. Come visit the orthopedic doctors of Premier Bone & Joint Centers at our Rock Springs clinic today. We’d be happy to get you on the road to recovery as quickly and safely as possible.
Finding the Cause of Your Heel Pain
Oftentimes, heel spurs are caused by repeatedly straining the muscles, ligaments, and membranes in your foot. This makes heel spurs likely for those who:
- Frequently run or jog on hard surfaces
- Wear ill-fitting shoes without arch support
- Possess an abnormal walking gait
- Carry excess weight
- Have either flat feet or high arches
In order to diagnose your heel spurs, a board-certified and fellowship-trained physician will perform a physical examination, during which they’ll rule out any other conditions that may affect the heel. Then, your physician will recommend imaging tests, like an X-ray, to ensure that the cause of your foot pain is, indeed, heel spurs.
A Treatment Regimen That Works
At Premier Bone & Joint Centers, we’ll always pursue conservative treatment options for your heel spurs first. This may involve stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic inserts, and over-the-counter pain medication. If your condition doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, however, your physician may recommend surgical intervention. You can rest easy knowing that our surgeons stay up to date on the most advanced techniques and technology, allowing them to make your procedure as minimally invasive as possible.
You don’t have to live with the pain that can accompany heel spurs. Schedule an appointment with the orthopedic doctors of Premier Bone & Joint Centers today at our Rock Springs, WY, clinic.