Arch Pain And Heel Spurs Specialist

Manhattan Footcare

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

Arch pain and heel spurs can make each step you take incredibly painful. At Manhattan Footcare, with locations in Brooklyn and the Midtown Manhattan regions of New York City, expert podiatrists Steve Menna, DPM, and George Pace, DPM, offer personalized care to help you get relief from arch pain and heel spurs. Learn more by booking an evaluation online or over the phone today.

Arch Pain and Heel Spurs Q & A

What causes arch pain and heel spurs?

Your arches and heels are responsible for absorbing shock with each step you take. Since these components of your feet regularly have to bear the weight of your entire body, a variety of issues can lead to pain and discomfort. Arch pain and heel spurs can be caused by:

  • Trauma or injury
  • Muscle strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Inherited foot deformity
  • Joint or soft tissue tightness
  • Overuse or repetitive motions

Heel spurs, which are bony growths in your heel, can also trigger arch pain, so the two conditions are often linked together.

Are there symptoms of arch pain and heel spurs?

There can be symptoms of arch pain and heel spurs, but heel spurs don’t always cause symptoms. In fact, many men and women are unaware they have a heel spur until they have an X-ray and an analysis for arch pain at Manhattan Footcare. In any case, if you have these conditions, you’re probably also going to experience:

  • Bruising sensations
  • Tenderness or swelling
  • Stabbing or throbbing arch or heel pain
  • Pain that worsens after taking your first steps after a period of rest

Because your foot pain is probably only going to get worse with each step you take, schedule an evaluation at Manhattan Footcare at the first sign of arch pain.

How are arch pain and heel spurs treated?

Treating arch pain and heel spurs often involves a comprehensive package of conservative therapies. Dr. Menna or Dr. Pace will design your treatment plan based on your symptoms and lifestyle. You may benefit from:

  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Specialized exercises
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy

Occasionally, surgery is the best solution to relieve arch pain, especially if it’s caused by a heel spur. Dr. Menna or Dr. Pace can surgically remove a bone spur or repair damage to soft tissues in your arch using minimally invasive measures, so you can expect minimal downtime. Rest assured that the team at Manhattan Footcare will work diligently to find the best possible solution for your arch pain and heel spurs.

If you have arch pain or heel spurs, book an evaluation online or over the phone with Manhattan Footcare today.