Heel Pain Specialist

Professional Podiatry Services of New York

Board Certified Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY

Heel pain makes it difficult to walk and stand for long periods and isn’t quick to heal because of the constant pressure on your feet. At Professional Podiatry Services of New York in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, the team assesses your pain and the structures in your feet to find the source. Then, they create a treatment plan using nonsurgical techniques to ease your pain and help you walk. For more information about heel pain treatments, call Professional Podiatry Services, or book an appointment online today.

Heel Pain Q & A

What is heel pain?

Heel pain is pressure, discomfort, or sharp pain in the back of your foot that usually gets worse when you walk or run. The pain might get worse with time, especially if you’re on your feet often for work or exercise. Surprisingly, the pain might get better temporarily when you walk around for several minutes. This is because walking stretches the tendons. However, the pain returns if you walk for too long. 

What are some common causes of heel pain?

There are many possible causes of your heel pain. The team at Professional Podiatry Services of New York asks about your pain and symptoms. They may also use imaging techniques for a better view of the bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles to find the cause. 

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis — inflammation of the band of tissue on the bottom of your foot. Plantar fasciitis usually develops and worsens with repeated movements and pressure on your foot. Other possible causes of heel pain are:

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome (pinched nerve)
  • Heel bursitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Stress fractures


Your heel pain can worsen if you wear shoes that don’t fit properly, if you generally have poor circulation in your feet, or if you have an underlying condition like arthritis or diabetes.

When should I see a doctor for heel pain?

Your heel pain might not require a doctor’s visit. In some cases, it goes away on its own with rest, ice, and other easy home care measures. You should book an appointment at Professional Podiatry Services of New York for your heel pain if:

  • The pain is severe 
  • Your heel is swollen
  • You’re aware of an injury that caused the pain
  • You have a fever


If the pain lasts for several weeks, and you’ve already tried nursing your heel at home, the team at Professional Podiatry Services of New York can provide effective treatment.

How is heel pain treated?

Your heel pain treatment at Professional Podiatry Services of New York depends on the cause of your heel pain. The team creates a personalized treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms and start walking with ease again. Your treatment might include:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Orthotic devices
  • Ultrasound treatments
  • Stem cell therapy
  • A walking cast
  • Physical therapy


Surgery is rarely necessary for heel pain. The team at Professional Podiatry Services of New York might recommend surgery if nonsurgical treatments don’t relieve your pain.

For a successful solution to your heel pain, call Professional Podiatry Services of New York, or book an appointment online today.