Heel Pain Specialist

Tri-State Specialists

Orthopedic Surgery & General Surgery located in Sioux City, IA & Le Mars, IA

Is heel pain keeping you from leading your most active life? Don’t hesitate to contact Tri-State Specialists. Their dedicated team of heel pain experts is available to identify the root cause of your heel pain, then develop a personalized treatment plan to resolve it. Get started by calling the Sioux City, Iowa, office or booking your appointment online.

Heel Pain Q&A

What causes heel pain?

There are a number of different conditions that cause heel pain. Some of the most common causes include:

Plantar fasciitis

If you feel pain at the base of your heel, plantar fasciitis may be the cause. Your plantar fascia is a ligament that runs from the tip of your foot to your heel. When it gets overstretched, inflammation occurs. 

This inflammation causes stabbing pain that’s usually at its worst in the morning or when you take your first steps after periods of rest.

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis commonly causes pain at the back of your heel. The Achilles tendon connects the back of your heel to your calf, allowing your foot to flex and point. When this tendon starts to degenerate, you experience pain. 

Heel bursitis

A sudden impact on your heel can cause inflammation in the fluid-filled sac (called bursa) in your heel. Similarly, ill-fitting footwear can put pressure on the bursa, causing inflammation. You usually feel heel bursitis inside your heel or towards the back of it. 

Other common causes of heel pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Neurological problems
  • Stress fractures
  • Bone bruises
  • Heel spurs
  • Circulation problems


How is heel pain treated?

It depends on what’s causing your heel pain. If you’re experiencing pain anywhere in or around your heel, don’t hesitate to make an appointment at Tri-State Specialists. 

The team is highly experienced in diagnosing heel pain. With on-site MRI and digital X-ray capabilities, they have the technology needed to ensure they pinpoint the root cause of your heel pain and develop a personalized treatment plan for you. 


What will my treatment plan include?

Again, it depends on the root cause of your pain. Some heel pain resolves with physical therapy. Tri-State Specialists has an on-site state-of-the-art physical therapy gym staffed with expert coaches and therapists dedicated to helping you heal. 

In other cases, direct treatments are required to resolve your pain. Tri-State Specialists takes a conservative but effective approach to your treatments. 

With options like ultrasound-guided injections, PRP therapy, and minimally invasive surgery, they help patients eliminate heel pain without procedures that require lengthy, often painful recovery periods. 

To learn more about the heel pain treatments available at Tri-State Specialists, call or schedule your appointment online.