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Top Rated Springfield V A Foot Doctor Reveals Surprising Causes Of Heel PainSpringfield, VA, podiatrist, Dr. Ross, DPM, sees many patients suffering from heel pain at the Podiatry Center. Many people struggle with heel pain daily without understanding what is causing the pain. Sure, you’re probably aware that Plantar Fasciitis may be the cause of heel pain, but there certainly are other causes that are not so obvious. Only your podiatrist in Springfield, VA can properly diagnose the cause of heel pain, and Dr. Ross is happy to share some other causes you might be surprised to find associated with heel pain.

Sciatica

Though the sciatic nerve isn’t in the foot, it is responsible for the ankle reflex, If suffering from Sciatica, you may likely feel pain through your thighs and a resulting sharp pain in the heel.

Heel Bursitis

Bursitis is caused when bursar - tissue sacs filled with fluid that lie between tendons, ligaments and bones, become inflamed. Athletes often suffer from this malady as it’s inflamed by coming down hard on the heel, and from non-supportive shoes; bursitis often gets worse as the day wears on.

Stress Fractures

Also often an athletic injury, runners often suffered from tiny cracks in the bone from pounding on the ground below your feet with non-supportive shoes and overuse of the feet, or for example, falling from height. Swelling is often associated with stress fractures.

By no means is this a comprehensive list of what may be causing your heel pain, which top rated Springfield podiatrist, Dr. Ross at The Podiatry Center can properly diagnose. If you are experiencing significant heel pain, we can address your symptoms and ascertain what may be causing your heel pain, but only if you call us at 571-290-2295 or request an appointment today.

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our podiatry office in Springfield would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.


Dr. Paul Ross - The Podiatry Center

Springfield, VA's Top Rated Podiatrist Specializing In Heel Pain

The Podiatry Center and Dr. Paul Ross treat all medical and surgical foot pain, ankle pain and heel pain conditions. Dr. Paul Ross, a licensed podiatrist in Springfield, VA can help bring you relief from foot pain.

Dr. Ross and our Springfield, VA podiatry office offers the most effective and state-of-the-art, highest quality podiatry care with a smile, to patients in our local community, including: Springfield, VA, Arlington, VA,Fairfax, VA, Burke, VA, Gaithersburg, MD, Potomac, MD, Annandale, VA, Chevy Chase, MD, Bethesda, MD, Woodbridge, VA, Rockville, MD, Silver Spring, MD and Alexandria, VA.

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