Podiatrist - Hallandale Beach
223 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Heel Pain In Hallandale Beach, FL

Heel Pain | Semer Foot & Ankle Center In Hallandale Beach, FLDid you know that among the 26 bones in the foot, the heel bone is the largest one? All of our daily activities can certainly use and abuse our feet, so when heel pain rears its ugly head you may not be too surprised but you might be wondering what’s going on. If you have questions or concerns about new or worsening heel pain, our Hallandale Beach, FL, podiatrist Dr. Larry Semer can provide you with the customized, quality foot care you need.

Causes of Heel Pain

"What is causing my heel pain?” It’s one of the most frequent questions we hear from our patients and it’s not surprising. After all, heel pain is one of the most common foot problems to affect individuals of all ages. While many cases of heel pain are the result of an overuse injury known as plantar fasciitis, it isn’t the only cause (which is why it’s always best to turn to our team for a professional evaluation before you start treating your pain). Other causes of heel pain include,

  • Flat feet

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Bursitis

  • Heel spur

  • Ruptured tendon

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Neuroma

  • Certain chronic health problems (e.g. arthritis; diabetes)

  • Obesity

  • Injury (e.g. stress fracture to the heel)

When to See Our Team

While heel pain is generally mild enough to be treated with rest and home care, sometimes you may find that the pain doesn’t get better. You should turn to our team for an evaluation if,

  • Pain doesn’t improve within 2-3 days

  • Pain gets worse or is severe

  • You have severe swelling around the heel

  • You can’t put weight on the foot or walk normally

  • You notice numbness, weakness, or tingling in the heel

Treating Heel Pain

Again, minor heel pain can often be treated first with home care. This involves icing, elevating, staying off the heel, and taking commercial pain relievers to keep down swelling and discomfort. If these treatment options aren’t enough, Dr. Semer will perform a comprehensive physical exam to determine the cause of your heel pain. From there, we will map out a treatment plan. If your pain is more severe or persistent, we may recommend additional treatment options such as,

  • Shockwave therapy

  • Steroid injections

  • Ultrasound therapy

  • Custom Orthotics

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

Don’t let heel pain keep you from what you love to do. Dr. Semer and his podiatric team at Semer Foot & Ankle Center are here to make sure you get the highest-quality foot and ankle treatments and care possible so you’re back up and enjoying your favorite activities. To schedule an evaluation, call us today at (954) 458-3668.


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