Diagnosing Heel Pain

Your heel hurts. It may be sore or tight when you wake up in the morning, making your first steps out of bed precarious and uncomfortable. Maybe the pain is preventing you from doing your favorite activities, which can be endlessly frustrating. It might even hurt to walk – downright debilitating. Your pain probably has progressively increased over time, it might even go away and come back depending on your activity level. Either way, the forecast for your heel can be grim without a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Heel pain can be caused by a host of factors and combinations of causes. With so many bits and pieces – tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and bones – packed into your heel, the underlying cause of heel pain can be tricky to diagnose. It is therefore critical to work with a qualified and competent podiatrist whom you can trust. Dr. Murray and Dr. Chang of The Heel Pain Center of Central Virginia have had years of experience with diagnosis, nonsurgical and surgical treatment. Having worked in the Charlottesville community for over twenty years, you can rely on The Heel Pain Center of Central Virginia to help you get back on your feet.

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Between the structural complexity of the heel, its biomechanics and the pressure we put on it when we engage in pretty much any activity, it is clear why the heel is not invincible (as much as we wish it could be!). Most athletes and runners complain of heel pain at one time or another, and it is important that this pain is diagnosed early and accurately for quick and successful recovery. A proper diagnosis for your heel pain requires the experience of podiatric experts. Contact the Heel Pain Center of Central Virginia for an appointment to take care of your heel pain. Dr. Murray and Dr. Chang are here to give you the care your feet need.