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Arch Pain And Heel Spurs Specialist

Isak Badalov, DPM

Podiatrist & Foot Surgeon located in Kew Gardens, NY & Middle Village, NY

Arch pain and heel spurs are two common foot problems that can sometimes go hand-in-hand. At the podiatry practice of esteemed specialist Isak Badalov, DPM, with two offices in Kew Gardens and Middle Village, New York, you’ll find the best in supportive care. Arch pain and heel spurs no longer need to keep you from being active. Call the office nearest you or use the online scheduling tool now.

Arch Pain and Heel Spurs Q & A

What are arch pain and heel spurs?

Arch pain and heel spurs are two very common problems among people with chronic foot pain. 

Arch pain

Arch pain occurs when the soft tissues that make up your foot arch grow badly inflamed. In many cases, this happens because of plantar fasciitis, in which the ligament spanning your arch grows badly inflamed. Plantar fasciitis also causes severe heel pain.

Heel spurs

Heel spurs — tiny, hook-shaped bones that develop on the bottom of your heel —  often occur at the same time as plantar fasciitis and arch pain. Heel spurs cause pain in only around 5% of sufferers, but their symptoms can sometimes be severe.

Arch pain and heel spurs can make it difficult to walk without limping, and they can prevent you from participating in sports or other activities you enjoy. 

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs can cause serious issues, including:

  • Stabbing pain in your heel
  • Arch pain in your midfoot
  • Heel area swelling
  • Inflammation in your heel and arch areas

With plantar fasciitis, many people say they feel the sharpest pain in the morning. This can happen because the ligament involved shortens while you sleep. 

Standing up when you get out of bed, and then walking on the shortened ligament, causes severe, sudden stretching and lots of tiny tears, which in turn causes your pain. 

How are arch pain and heel spurs diagnosed?

Dr. Badalov diagnoses arch pain and heel spurs by checking your symptoms and gently examining your foot. He may do an X-ray to detect bone spurs, and an ultrasound scan can help him to definitively diagnose plantar fasciitis. 

What is the treatment for arch pain and heel spurs?

Treatment for arch pain and heel spurs can vary with your specific symptoms. Dr. Badalov offers a variety of different treatment options, including bracing, custom orthotics, physical therapy, medication, and injections. 

For severe symptoms, Dr. Badalov may recommend a minimally invasive surgical procedure to make more room for your ligament and remove any heel spurs. 

For complete foot care, including arch pain and heel spur relief, you can count on empathetic podiatrist Isak Badalov, DPM, so call the office or click the scheduling tool for help now.