Who should I see first with heel pain?


Many times I see patients that come into the office and they've been dealing with it for six months and they've told their internist or their primary care doctor or the internal medicine doctor about their foot condition. They've talked to their physical therapist and they've had some physical therapy. They've tried some stretching, but nothing gets them better. My recommendation is when you have heel pain, you should see your podiatrist first. Because you’re able to get better the quickest and fastest. The challenge is, if you delay and the longer you delay in coming, the more chronic it can get and the more difficult it can be to treat it. So at the first sign of pain, it’s good to go and see the professional and not just look for answers online. What we put here are good resources, but they’re not the solution for everyone.

To Your Health,
Dr. Donald Pelto