Heel Pain Specialist

Kerry E. Berg, DPM -  - Foot Surgeon

Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates

Kerry E. Berg, DPM

Foot Surgeon & Podiatrist located in Colorado Springs, CO

Your feet shouldn’t be causing you pain. If it seems like your heels are causing stabbing, aching, and throbbing pain with each step you take, board-certified podiatrist Kerry Berg, DPM, of Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates can help. Dr. Berg and her leading Colorado Springs, Colorado-based podiatry team offer comprehensive heel pain care. Click on the online scheduler or call the office to book your exam.

Heel Pain Q & A

Why do I have heel pain?

Heel pain isn’t generally a serious issue. But it can certainly hamper your quality of life if performing routine tasks becomes painful. You can have heel pain because of:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bone spurs or tumors
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Stress fractures

Because it’s nearly impossible to stay off your feet all day to allow your inflamed heels to recover, it’s important to seek medical care as soon as your heel pain begins.

When should I see a podiatrist for heel pain?

Dr. Berg and the caring team at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates want to evaluate you if heel pain starts affecting you regularly. It’s especially important to schedule an evaluation if your heel pain is:

  • Causing you to miss work
  • Flaring up after an injury
  • Associated with tenderness and swelling
  • Making it difficult for you to bear weight on the affected foot
  • Affecting your activities and exercise

You should also come in for an exam if you experience difficulty bending your foot downward or raising your toes. These issues indicate that you could have an injury that won’t heal correctly without proper treatment.

How is heel pain treated?

You have plenty of options for heel pain treatment at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates. Depending on the cause of your heel pain, you may find improvement from trying any of these conservative therapies: 

  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy and daily stretches
  • Custom-designed orthotic shoe inserts
  • Night splints

The skilled team at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates works diligently to help you recover from heel pain and restore your quality of life, no matter which treatment is right for you. Dr. Berg has you check in regularly and makes any essential changes to your heel pain treatment plan as needed.

Minimally invasive or non-invasive treatments for recalcitrant heel pain can be achieved through extracorporeal shockwave therapy (performed in office without downtime) or TOPAZ procedure (done outpatient at the hospital). Both treatments have the ultimate goal of keeping the plantar fascia intact to improve long term function of the foot.

Start your personalized heel pain treatment at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates as soon as possible. Book your exam online or over the phone.