Your feet are your foundation and, though they don't always get the appreciation they deserve, they're one of the most complex and hardest-working parts of the body. Comprised of nearly 25 percent of your bones—along with more than 60 joints and countless tendons, blood vessels, ligaments, and muscles—these elegant biomechanical structures support your body; make it possible for you to stand, run, walk, and jump; and absorb the impact of every step.
When feet are healthy and function as they should, they can carry you anywhere and everywhere—whether it's to and from work or school, for walks or jogs on the beach, or across the dance floor at a high-profile local gala. Unfortunately, when heel or foot pain arises, it can make even the most basic activities feel excruciating. The good news is, with proper and timely podiatric care, pain can be successfully treated or even cured.
Long Beach Heel and Foot Pain Specialists
If you're struggling with painful feet or heels, and are worried you'll have to permanently give up your active lifestyle as a result, you've come to the right place for help. At A Step Above Foot Care, we go the extra step to provide exceptional podiatry services and support for each and every patient. We'll identify the source of your pain and work with you to find an ideal treatment, so we can get you back on your feet—and back to doing what you love—as soon as possible.
Common Causes of Foot and Heel Pain
The causes of heel and foot pain can vary dramatically, which is why it's absolutely vital to get a proper diagnosis that enables you to receive the correct treatment. Common causes of pain include injuries, improper footwear, diseases, deformities, and other conditions that affect the various parts of the feet. Here are just a few of the many conditions we treat that can cause pain in the foot or heel:
- Sprains and strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Flat feet (fallen arches)
- Morton's neuroma
- Bone spurs
- Corns and calluses
- Hammertoe and mallet toe
- Haglund's deformity
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Effective Treatments for Faster Pain Relief and Recovery
We're proud to offer a variety of treatments designed to relieve your pain—and help you heal—faster than ever. Our treatment options range from conservative methods to the latest and most advanced podiatric therapies. Examples include:
- Rest, icing/heating, and elevation
- Changes in footwear
- Braces and supports
- Custom orthotics
- Laser therapy
- Shockwave treatment
- Stem cell injections
- 3D Bunion Correction
- Other various surgical options
Also, with in-house medical imaging (x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI), and braces and supports you can wear home, we offer convenient, one-stop, and often same-day pain relief. Don't let foot or heel pain stop you from doing what you love. Find out how our expert podiatrists, Dr. Miller-Khawam and her associate Dr. Lisonbee, can help set you on the path to recovery.
Request an Appointment Today to Take the First Step Toward Healthier, Happier, and Pain-Free Feet
Don't put up with heel or foot pain thinking it's “normal.” Not only is pain your body's way of telling you something's wrong, but the grin-and-bear-it approach can allow relatively minor issues to turn into long-term problems. Prompt evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment are key to getting you back on your feet again as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Fantastic feeling feet are just a phone call away. Call A Step Above Foot Care today at (562) 429-5300 to schedule an office visit. We offer convenient same-day or next-day appointments and are dedicated to ensuring every aspect of your experience is pleasant. Find out what we can do for you and your feet.