Heel pain treatment

Severe heel pain can keep you from enjoying life to its fullest. When you are unable to walk comfortably, find your mobility limited, or feel swelling/tenderness near the base of your foot, you’re likely suffering from heel pain. Arizona Foot Doctors in Scottsdale understands how challenging it can be to live with discomfort and offers a variety of customizable heel pain treatment plans that will address your pain and help you live life to its fullest.

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Heel pain treatment and support at Arizona Foot Doctors

When every step you take is agonizing, it can feel like you’re at the end of your rope. Trying to treat heel pain yourself can provide temporary relief, but ignoring the problem can lead to complications down the road. At Arizona Foot Doctors, it’s our goal to provide you with a treatment plan that provides lasting relief and comfort, tackling the problem from the inside out.

Our Scottsdale heel pain treatment program starts with an evaluation of your condition through a gentle examination and discussion. Once we determine the cause of your heel pain, we’ll present treatment options that best fit your lifestyle and needs. We guide our patients through every step of the process, including discussions about insurance benefits and future care plans.

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We treat heel pain and common foot problems

Our Scottsdale podiatrists and care professionals work hard to make each patient and their family feel comfortable and confident during their visit. When evaluating your heel pain, we’ll check for signs and symptoms of common foot problems as well as uncommon diagnoses. We also take into consideration possible injuries that may be causing or impacting the heel.

Making an appointment at Arizona Foot Doctors will help us quickly evaluate your situation and find the root cause of your pain.

Educates each patient about heel pain causes and treatments
Reduces swelling and pain through conservative treatments
Shares preventative methods to avoid future injuries
Treats a variety of common heel pain issues

Plantar fasciitis

When the plantar fascia (a cord of connective tissue that bridges the ball and heel of the foot together) is inflamed and overstressed, the heel will feel achy and tender. Many patients who suffer from plantar fasciitis report feeling pain in the heel, often occurring first thing in the morning and fading throughout the day when they walk and stretch the foot.


Tendons, muscles, and other connective tissue throughout the foot can be subjected to sudden and extreme pressures, either by twisting the foot or falling. These injuries, or sprains, often ache and can make heel movement and stepping extremely painful. If you have recently suffered an accident, your heel pain may have been caused by such an injury.

Reactive arthritis

Heel pain and swelling can be caused by an infection (or be the result of one), causing arthritic-like symptoms. While these symptoms are usually confined to the larger joints, infection-related soreness can also affect your ankle, heel, and foot area. Notify our team of podiatrists if you have suffered from a bacterial infection or other form of infection recently.

Achilles tendonitis

The Achilles tendon, when inflamed, can cause stabbing, burning, and aching pain in the heel. This pain in the tendon, known as tendonitis, is usually caused by overuse or from an injury. If the condition is left untreated, the tendon may eventually tear.

Heel pain FAQs

It can be challenging to determine if you need to schedule a visit with a foot doctor. Sometimes heel pain goes away as tendons and ligaments stretch, or the pain might be bearable. Ask yourself these important questions if you’re trying to decide whether or not you should make an appointment:

  • Do I need assistance to walk?
  • Does the pain come back throughout the day?
  • Has it been longer than five days without relief?
  • Is the pain constant, even when I’m sitting or lying down?
  • Have I had an injury or accident recently?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should make an appointment immediately. Our Scottsdale podiatry team is ready and waiting to help you and your family work through this pain!

Yes, podiatrists help with everything from heel pain to general foot soreness and nail issues. The podiatrists at Arizona Foot Doctors are passionate about assisting patients in getting back on their feet. Call us at (480) 661-7572 to schedule your heel pain appointment.

Contact our Scottsdale heel pain center

Even when relief comes throughout the day, your heel condition may persist or worsen without treatment. Leaving foot problems undiagnosed can lead to even more problems later. We don’t want you or your family to live with heel pain that limits your life. Contact Arizona Foot Doctors today!

Our team of Scottsdale podiatry professionals understands that every person is different and every patient has unique problems that need specific remedies. We make it a point to listen to your concerns about the treatment process and integrate you into the solution. Your opinion matters, and our professional staff is ready to listen to your feedback during the examination and diagnosis process. To schedule your first appointment or speak to our podiatry team, call (480) 661-7572. Ask about our appointment blocks for families of two or more!