Heel Pain Specialist

Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic

Stanley Kalish, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatrist located in Jonesboro, GA & Atlanta, GA

Without proper treatment, each step you take could be worsening your underlying heel pain condition. Before living with heel pain any longer, see how board-certified podiatrist Stanley Kalish, DPM, FACFAS, of Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic can help. He provides comprehensive heel pain diagnostic and treatment solutions in Sandy Springs and Jonesboro, Georgia. Click on the online scheduler to book your heel pain exam, or call the office nearest you directly.

Heel Pain Q & A

What is the cause of heel pain?

Of the more than two dozen bones in each of your feet, your heel bone is the largest. It’s also usually the first part of your foot to strike the ground with every step, so when something’s wrong, you feel it. Your heel pain could be a sign of plantar fasciitis, which is quite common. Sometimes, heel pain stems from:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Bone tumor
  • Neuropathy
  • Bursitis  
  • Arthritis

Because heel pain can be linked to so many different issues, it’s important to seek medical intervention to find out the exact cause and get started on professional treatment.

Do I need to see a podiatrist for heel pain?

Yes! Since it’s nearly impossible to stay off your feet all day to let them heal, schedule an evaluation at Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic to get to the root of your heel pain. It’s particularly important to have an exam if your heel pain is:

  • Keeping you from work
  • Continuing to get worse
  • Affecting your daily activities
  • Not improving after several days
  • Associated with numbness, burning, or tingling

Dr. Kalish uses in-office digital X-ray, ultrasound, or even CT imaging if needed to help diagnose the cause of your heel pain and design your personalized treatment plan.

Can heel pain be treated?

Absolutely. Dr. Kalish doesn’t want your heel pain to start lowering your quality of life. Once he finds out why you have heel pain, he often combines several different therapies that work together to provide fast relief, while simultaneously helping your heel pain get better. Your heel pain treatment plan may include:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Padding, taping, and strapping
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Personalized stretches
  • Physical therapy
  • Night splints

Usually, surgery is the absolute last resort if these conservative therapies aren’t resolving your heel pain or if you have a complex diagnosis. Because Dr. Kalish is an expert board-certified foot and ankle surgeon with extensive experience in modern minimally invasive procedures, you can feel confident that if you do need surgery, you’re in highly capable hands.

You won’t have to live another day with heel pain once you start treatment at Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic. Book your heel pain appointment either online or over the phone.