HEEL PAIN

Norridge Podiatrist

Norridge -Roselle Podiatrist

HEEL PAIN

(BE CAREFUL OF SELF DIAGNOSIS)

Many patients love to self-diagnose their foot problem. They will gather advice and information from the internet, friends, and relatives, and come to their own foot pain diagnosis. Their own treatment will consist of anything reasonable, available, affordable, and painless.

Medical school teaches over 30 different diagnoses that cause heel pain.  The faculty teaches how to approach a problem, how to differentiate one diagnosis from another and provide treatment options for each diagnosis. A podiatrist may order: blood tests, MRIs, x-rays, diagnostic ultrasound, CT scans, biopsies, and bone scans to come to the correct diagnosis.

A short list of diagnoses that may cause heel pain are: heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, stress fracture, infection, osteomyelitis, nerve entrapment, bursitis, tendonitis, enthesiopathies, bone tumors, soft tissue tumors, metastatic cancer, phlebitis, Achilles tendon rupture, gout, arthritis, Reiter’s disease, Sever’s disease, parasitic infestation, CRPS, fibromyalgia, foreign body, and many more.

Treatment options will depend on the age and health of the patient, current medications, allergies, history of present illness, physical examination, test results, clinical assessment, experience and judgment of the doctor, and the correct diagnosis. Various treatment options would include physical therapy, custom orthotics, BK cast, medications, coblation, shockwave, PRP, R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and or surgery.

If your heel pain is persistent and you are questioning your self-diagnosis and self-treatment, contact our office today, Dr. Forni and his staff will be happy to help.

Call: 708-867-FEET (708-867-3338)

www.drforni.com