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Do I need to have surgery on my foot? The heel pain won't go away.

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
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In brief: Maybe

Heel pain is a very common problem and quite debilitating.
Most conservative care consists of: icing, antiinflammatories, stretching, good shoes and support, limited weightbearing activity and cortisone injections. Custom orthotics are helpful. If conservative care is not successful then surgery may be necessary. We like to try ecswt (shockwave therapy) before surgery. Google it. Dr l.

In brief: Maybe

Heel pain is a very common problem and quite debilitating.
Most conservative care consists of: icing, antiinflammatories, stretching, good shoes and support, limited weightbearing activity and cortisone injections. Custom orthotics are helpful. If conservative care is not successful then surgery may be necessary. We like to try ecswt (shockwave therapy) before surgery. Google it. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
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In brief: Possible

Depends on the location of the heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis(bottom of the heel) will, the majority of the time, respond to conservative care. Back of the heel pain with minimal or no bone spurring, it will also respond to conservative care. If your pf has not responded to conservative care or you have back of the heel spurring with chronic pain, then surgical intervention may be d. Dr l.

In brief: Possible

Depends on the location of the heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis(bottom of the heel) will, the majority of the time, respond to conservative care. Back of the heel pain with minimal or no bone spurring, it will also respond to conservative care. If your pf has not responded to conservative care or you have back of the heel spurring with chronic pain, then surgical intervention may be d. Dr l.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Depends on the cause

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
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