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1. What are the causes of heel pain?
Heel pain is usually caused by the swelling or rupture in the Achilles tendon, bone tumour, joint inflammation, a bone infection, Tarsal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, etc.
2. Is surgery needed to treat heel pain?
Surgery is generally not required for the treatment of heel pain; however, it is completely dependent on the central condition. Surety is needed for the management of Heel pain occurring due to plantar fasciitis. Surgical procedures involve the release or removal of the plantar fascia.
3. Can heel pain get cured on its own?
Heel pain usually requires some form of treatment. However, more than 90 per cent of the reported cases were cured by the nonsurgical treatments.
4. When should I visit a doctor for my heel pain?
If you are having severe pain in the heels without any known cause, if you have sustained an injury in the heel area, if you are experiencing numbness and tingling, if you cannot walk or move your foot normally, or if you have any of these symptoms with a fever, then you should consult a doctor at the earliest.
5. Can a podiatrist treat heel pain?
Podiatrists are the medical specialists who deal with the issues related to feet and lower legs. They can also treat injuries and diabetes-related complications. They treat these problems with the help of an orthotic device. This device corrects the imbalance and supports the ligaments and tendons attached to the heel bone. Surgery is generally not required after this therapy.