1. Is surgery needed to treat heel pain?
Not all patients of heel pain require surgery. Usually, treatment includes painkillers, steroid injections, cold ice packs, exercise and physical therapy. If these methods, do not yield satisfactory results, surgery is considered.
2. When should I visit a doctor for my heel pain?
A visit to the doctor should be considered if the heel pain does not reduce after ice application and rest; or if the swelling and redness increases in size and pain worsens on slighest touch and movement.
3. How is heel pain treated?
Usually, treatment includes painkillers, steroid injections, cold ice pack application, exercise and physical therapy. Use of splints is also highly recommended for reducing mobility of the foot and thereby reducing inflammation. If these methods, do not yield satisfactory results, surgery is considered.
4. Can acupressure help in heel pain?
Acupressure can help in reducing symptoms of heel pain depending on the cause. There are several pressure points on the body which when activated can alleviate heel pain symptoms.
5. What are heel spurs and do they cause heel pain?
Heel spurs are bony protrusions on the underside of the heels due to increased deposits of calcium. They are often painless, but may give rise to pain if they are accompanied by other conditions such as plantar fascitis.