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When Should I Be Concerned About Heel Pain?

A small pain in your heel can cause a very large disruption to your life. Heel pain can impair everyday activities, from walking to participating in sports or other activities that you love to engage in. As you most likely may imagine, there can be multiple reasons that you are experiencing heel pain. It may be a fleeting annoyance that goes away rather quickly or a nagging pain that seems to always be present. Read on to determine when the pain you have should be a cause of concern and when you should see a doctor. Dr. Kent DiNucci from The Ankle and Foot Clinic in Omaha, NE sees heel pain complaints frequently and will be able to determine how serious the issue is and guide you in making the best choice of treatment.

What are some concerning symptoms of heel pain?

Pain is your body's way of communicating to you that something is wrong. You should not ignore heel pain, no matter how minor it is at any time. When your body is telling you that something is not quite right, listen to it. The symptoms associated with the heel that you should see a podiatrist for ASAP are:

  • Inability to put weight on your heel, which will affect your ability to walk and run.
  • Heel pain that does not subside after several days of rest
  • Heel pain when at rest
  • A fever, indicating a possible infection in the body
  • Significant swelling and redness in the area
  • Loss of range of motion in the ankle and toes (inability to bend or straighten)
  • Open sores or bruising that are taking a long time to heal
  • Trauma to the foot and/or ankle that results in heel pain
  • Numbness, tingling, and discoloration in the area
  • Sudden weakness in the area of your ankle and foot complex
  • Extreme, severe pain

You do not need to wait until you experience one of the symptoms above to see a podiatrist about your heel pain in Omaha, NE. The symptoms listed mean that you need to see a doctor as soon as possible, but there is no shame in seeking a consultation with our podiatrist prior to these symptoms occurring to prevent your heel pain from getting worse.

Schedule a consultation at The Foot and Ankle Clinic

You do not have to and must not accept that you need to endure this pain. No one should live their life in pain. When the discomfort in your heel is causing you stress, take the first step in diagnosing and treating your heel pain in Omaha, NE with Dr. DiNucci from The Ankle and Foot Clinic by scheduling a consultation with him by calling (402) 331-0221.

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