Collaborative Treatment to Heal Your Condition
If you’re experiencing heel pain, it’s most likely because of plantar fasciitis and a possible heel spur. A heel spur is a protective, bony growth that forms on your heel and is often associated with plantar fasciitis. Heel pain can make every step you take painful, so it can be a massive disruption to your life.
If you’re experiencing heel pain you may need x-rays to rule out a heel spur. Though many doctors don’t take the time to fully understand any underlying causes of your heel spur, that is not the case with Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists. We work collaboratively with you so we can fully understand your condition and determine its root cause. Once your condition is determined, we will proceed with treatment for your heel spur in Wauwatosa, WI.
Conditions That Cause Heel Spurs
The conditions that most often cause heel spurs include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Ankylosing spondylitis, chronic inflammation of the spine
- Reactive arthritis, also known as Reiter’s disease
- Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, also known as DISH or Forestier’s disease
Of course, not every case of heel spurs is related to these conditions, but at Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists, we believe in creating a treatment plan based on fully and completely understanding what is causing your pain.
Treatment for Your Heel Spur
If you have a heel spur, Dr. Milkie may recommend nonsurgical treatment options first. If these don’t work to relieve your pain, you may be presented with the option of surgery. Typically, rest may not be the best way to deal with plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. If you walk after a prolonged period of rest, your plantar fascia elongates, which pulls on the heel causing pain.
Dr. Milkie will use a combination of tried and true treatments, along with the latest technology, to treat your heel pain. Taking your symptoms and needs into consideration, along with state-of-the-art diagnostic tests, he will craft a customized treatment plan for your heel pain.
Contact Us for Expert Treatment for Heel Spurs in Wauwatosa, WI
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (414) 257-0676. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Examination
- Discover Your Options
- Custom Treatment Plan
- BONUS: Receive a Copy of Dr. Milkie's Book, The Plantar Fasciitis Solution
During your appointment, we will take the time to thoroughly assess your condition and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you live a pain-free life!