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Heel Pain Specialist

Isak Badalov, DPM

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

Some 10% of people have regular heel pain, and many assume that they just have to suffer. Actually, heel pain is highly treatable when you uncover its root cause — and that’s exactly what foremost podiatrist Isak Badalov, DPM, does for you. At his two offices in Kew Gardens and Middle Village, New York, Dr. Badalov diagnoses and skillfully treats heel pain so you never have to walk in pain again. Call the nearest office or click the booking button now.

Heel Pain Q & A

Why do I have heel pain?

There are several possible reasons for your heel pain, with the most common problems including:

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis affects the long strip of tissue that connects the heel to the toes. Consistent pressure on this ligament leads to tearing and inflammation. The pain occurs in the bottom of your heel, and arch pain is also common.

Heel spurs

Heel spurs are hard calcium growths on the bottom of your heel. They don't cause pain in many cases, but heel spurs and plantar fasciitis often happen together. So, the reason for your heel pain is usually plantar fasciitis. 

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis develops when the tendon in your heel area grows severely inflamed, often due to repetitive stress and overuse. This can cause pain in the back of your heel, while plantar fasciitis and heel spurs cause pain on the bottom of the heel and in the arch.

These are only the most common reasons for heel pain. Other conditions like bone fractures, arthritis, bursitis, Haglund's deformity, and many others may cause this kind of pain too.

When do I need treatment for my heel pain?

If your heel problem causes serious discomfort or pain — and especially if it affects your mobility and activities — you need to see Dr. Badalov as soon as possible. 

Many conditions that cause heel pain can worsen quickly without treatment, so it's better to start treatment when your problem is in its most treatable phases.

What is the most effective heel pain treatment?

Dr. Badalov carefully assesses your heel, foot, and ankle to find the reasons for your heel pain. He can then recommend a personalized treatment plan that corrects any underlying issues. Some common heel pain treatments include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Splints
  • Activity changes
  • Oral anti-inflammatory medication
  • Injections

Dr. Badalov may also recommend other innovative modalities to solve the problems causing your heel pain. For certain circumstances, like treatment-resistant plantar fasciitis, Dr. Badalov may recommend a minimally invasive surgical procedure to relieve the ligament tension causing your symptoms. 

You never need to accept heel pain, because it's a very treatable issue. Esteemed podiatric care expert Isak Badalov, DPM, is waiting to help with your heel pain, so call his office or click on the provided booking link now.