Heel Pain Specialist

Amit Shah DPM

Podiatrists & Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in North Brunswick, NJ & Edison, NJ

Although it’s rarely the symptom of a serious condition, heel pain can limit your mobility and interfere with your normal routine. At Amit Shah DPM in North Brunswick, Edison, and Cranbury, New Jersey, Dr. Shah and Magdalene Armanious, DPM, specialize in effective nonsurgical treatment for heel pain. To learn how the team can help you relieve your heel pain, call one of the offices or book your appointment online today.

Heel Pain Q&A

Why do I have heel pain?

Heel pain is a common symptom that can result from several common injuries and conditions. In most cases, heel pain affects the bottom or back of your heel. 

Heel pain can limit your mobility making it difficult to walk, exercise, or perform your normal activities. Heel pain is most commonly caused by plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. 


What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of the plantar fascia ligaments, a thick band of tissue along the bottom of your feet that connects your heel bone to your toes. 

Over time, wear-and-tear on the plantar fascia ligaments can result in the painful condition known as plantar fasciitis. 

Plantar fasciitis causes a stabbing pain near the back of your heel that frequently occurs when getting out of the bed in the mornings. Its pain is also triggered by prolonged periods of sitting or standing. 


What is Achilles tendinitis?

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury that typically affects runners and adults who play weekend sports like tennis or basketball. Achilles tendinitis affects the Achilles tendon, causing pain, stiffness, and tenderness near the back of your heel. 

Achilles tendinitis weakens the Achilles tendon and increases the risk for tears. The team at Amit Shah DPM provides effective conservative treatment for Achilles tendinitis, helping you avoid the need for surgery. 


What are some other causes of heel pain?

Additional causes of heel pain include:

  • Deformities
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Stress fractures
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint inflammation
  • Arthritis

Without treatment, heel pain can alter the way you walk, leading to further complications with your foot, hips, or back. If you experience heel pain, the team at Amit Shah DPM can help you determine the underlying cause of your condition. 


What should I expect during my appointment?

The team at Amit Shah DPM takes a personalized approach to treating heel pain. During your first appointment, your doctor takes the time to listen to your concerns and perform an in-depth health evaluation including a physical exam and imaging tests. 

Your doctor works with you to determine the underlying cause of your heel pain and the best treatment for restoring your health. They are experts in curing heel pain 100% without surgery. 

Depending on the cause of your heel pain, treatment may include:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Laser therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Shockwave therapy

The team at Amit Shah DPM is committed to helping you regain your mobility and eliminate your pain. To find out which treatment is right for you, call or book an appointment online today.