Laser Therapy for Heel Pain
Your heels have the incredible task of absorbing the majority of the stress generated from walking, running, and other stressful activities that your feet deal with every day. There are also muscles that run down each side of your heel to provide movement for your toes.
Additionally, your Achilles tendon connects your calf muscle to your heel bone, so there is a wide array of possibilities for heel pain to occur. MLS laser therapy is a new and cutting-edge therapy that helps alleviate all types of foot and ankle pain and works especially well in the heel area.
Common sources of heel pain include the following:
● Achilles tendon injury - This tendon is the largest one in your body and connects your heel bones to your calf muscles. This tendon can often be the sight of pain and discomfort caused by the stress of overuse from work or sporting activities.
● Plantar fasciitis - This is one of the most common causes of heel pain that affects the fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. When this tissue becomes irritated and swollen, the pain frequently radiates to the heel and is most noticeable upon weight bearing.
● Haglund’s deformity - This painful growth is often experienced by those who wear high heeled shoes and it appears on the back of the heel as a small bony bump. The excessive pressure caused by tight fitting shoes is known to contribute to the formation of this deformity, but it also has hereditary influences.
Treatment for heel pain may consist of the use of custom fitted orthotic inserts to decrease pressure on the heel, and the use of MLS laser therapy to improve blood circulation while promoting healing for rapid pain relief.
If you are experiencing pain in your heels, see your foot care professional for the proper diagnosis and treatment. At Monroe Foot & Ankle, Dr. Elliott M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, MLS Laser treatment, and computerized gait analysis, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provides specialized, high-quality service for patients across central New Jersey. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155 for an appointment.