Heel Pain Treatment in Frankfort, Illinois

What causes Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis?

Picture of strained plantar fascia, a cause of heel pain.Heel pain is one of the leading causes that patients visit Frankfort Foot & Ankle Clinic to have treated. Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Dr. Smit can evaluate your arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthotics to help alleviate the pain you are experiencing.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Also called “heel spur syndrome,” the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy.

Return to Foot and Ankle Topics

If you are having a foot or ankle emergency please contact or go to the nearest emergency room at either
Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest or Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

9875 West Lincoln Highway
Suite #101
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-3211
24560 South Kings Road
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-5100
All Rights Reserved © 2011-2015 Frankfort Foot & Ankle Clinic
Dr. Bruce Smit, Google+, Podiatrist - Frankfort, IL
Podiatrist Websites provided by PodiatristSites.com