Our heels are integral parts of our feet that work symbiotically with the sole, ankle, and bones and muscles of the lower leg to stabilize, distribute and absorb pressures and forces inherent with standing, walking and running.
Thus, injuries and conditions affecting the heel can make it difficult to get around and may result in immobility. Cherrywood Foot Care has been treating heel-related problems for nearly 30 years and know this crucial component of the foot inside and out.
Many problems can adversely affect the rear part of the foot and ankle. Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and require surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot).
There are many causes of heel pain. Fortunately, most cases can be treated effectively without surgery. But chronic heel pain can be corrected only through surgery. Cherrywood Foot Care‘s experienced team of foot care professionals will not only guide you through the many heel-related procedures and services necessary to correct your heel issues, but share the proper post-surgical care and maintenance necessary for this all-important part of your foot to remain healthy, strong, and free from pain.
A surgical procedure, called an osteotomy, is performed to relieve the pressure on the bone from heel calluses. The treatment involves cutting the metatarsal bone in a “V” shape, lifting the bone and aligning it with the other bones. This realignment alleviates the pressure and prevents formation of a heel callus.