There are many different causes of heel pain and, accordingly, a variety of treatment options. The good news is conservative (nonsurgical) care is often quite effective in relieving heel pain. This can include options like medication, icing, stretching programs, changing footwear, and orthotic devices.
In the rare cases where surgery is recommended, it is typically performed to release a tight connective tissue, remove a bone spur, or repair a fractured heel bone.
We treat every patient on a case-by-case basis, so your treatment plan will be customized to factor in your unique circumstances (the source of the heel pain, your lifestyle and goals, etc.). That said, it is always our hope to be able to provide relief and ultimate recovery without needing to use surgical intervention. Fortunately, we often can.