Austin

512-351-9149

Cedar Park

512-336-2300

Round Rock

(512) 255-0125

Heel Pain

Heel Pain in Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, & Hutto, TX

Did you know that about 60% of Americans will experience heel pain sometime during their life? Though heel pain is common, without proper care, it can significantly impact your quality of life. The licensed foot and ankle specialists at Precision Podiatry, with three locations in the Round Rock, Cedar Park, and the River Place neighborhoods of Austin, Texas, have years of experience diagnosing and treating the underlying causes of heel pain. If you or a loved one is suffering, request a consultation today by calling the office nearest you.

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Heel Pain Q & A

What causes heel pain?

Each of your feet contains 33 bones, 26 joints, and dozens of tendons. The heel is the largest bone in your foot and undergoes significant wear and tear every time you walk, run, or climb a flight of stairs. 

If you overuse or injure your heel, you’ll probably experience heel pain. Heel pain varies from person to person and depends on the underlying cause. Sometimes it’s sharp and stabbing; other times, it’s dull and throbbing. Some common causes of heel pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis

You might also experience heel pain as a result of Achilles tendonitis. Achilles tendinitis occurs when your Achilles tendon becomes swollen, injured, or inflamed. 

When should I contact a doctor about heel pain?

Most cases of heel pain subside using conservative measures of treatment like ice, rest, and elevation. If your heel pain doesn’t improve within 2-3 weeks, make an appointment at Precision Podiatry. 

You should make an appointment at Precision Podiatry immediately if:

  • Your heel pain is severe
  • Your heel is red
  • Your heel is swollen

You should also seek treatment right away if you’re unable to put weight on your affected heel or walk around as you normally would. 

How is heel pain diagnosed?

To diagnose heel pain, your Precision Podiatry provider reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and physically examines your foot and ankle. Your doctor also gently presses on different areas of your foot to pinpoint areas of swelling or tenderness. 

If these measures don’t provide adequate information, your doctor might also order a series of X-rays or ask you to perform a series of in-office exercises. During these activities, your doctor observes your gait and posture.

How is heel pain treated?

Treatment for heel pain depends on the underlying cause. However, when possible, the doctors at Precision Podiatry recommend conservative measures of care such as ice, rest, and over-the-counter pain medications. They might also recommend you change into a more comfortable pair of shoes or wear a night splint.

If your pain persists, you might benefit from physical therapy or from wearing custom orthotics. In rare cases, surgical intervention may be necessary. 

Don’t let heel pain prevent you from living a physically active lifestyle. If you or a loved one is suffering from heel pain, make an appointment at Precision Podiatry by calling the office nearest you today. You can reach us in our Austin office at (512) 351-9149, our Cedar Park office at (512) 336-2300, our Round Rock office at (512) 255-0125, or our Hutto, TX office at (512) 255-0125!

Austin Location

6611 River Pl Blvd #200
Austin, TX 78730
Tel: (512) 351-9149
Fax: (512) 351-9376

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm

Cedar Park Location

1103 Cypress Creek Road #101
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Tel: (512) 336-2300
Fax: (512) 336-2301

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm


Round Rock Location

7200 Wyoming Springs Dr. Ste 1150
Round Rock, TX 78681
Tel: (512) 255-0125
Fax: (512) 255-0153

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm


Hutto  Location

 201 E Wilco HWY  STE 104
Hutto, TX 78634
Tel: (512) 255-0125
Fax: (512) 255-0153

Clinic Hours

Monday: Opening Summer of 2024
Tuesday: Opening Summer of 2024
Wednesday: Opening Summer of 2024
Thursday: Opening Summer of 2024
Friday: Opening Summer of 2024
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed