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Why I put this page here
You’ve landed on that page. This is our central hub for all heel pain information, from what it is and what to do about it, to exercises that work, FAQs about me and my office, what we do, and what you can expect as you work to heal your pain.
If you have article suggestions, comments or other questions, Contact Us. We welcome your feedback.
About Heel Pain
Heel pain causes are many…
That means for most people who develop heel pain, something in the foot is out of alignment… causing the tissue that holds the foot together to be overstressed, leading to pain.
If you do an internet search for ”heel pain” you will be overwhelmed with the hits returned and at some point, probably over and over, you will read the term, “plantar fasciitis”.
It is the most common source of heel pain, caused by a foot that is out of alignment and over-stressed.
Interestingly, the cause of one person’s plantar fasciitis is rarely the same as another’s. Getting to the actual reason YOU have plantar fasciitis is key to a quick and lasting recovery.
You’ll find lots of information about plantar fasciitis and other cause of heel pain in our blog posts.
Why listen to me?
I have a difficult time seeing people suffer, doing unnecessary, ridiculous or even dangerous stuff…
The internet is the wild west of un-evaluated opinion mixed in with actual fact. It’s very difficult to know what’s what.
I hope to help you with that.
I decided to try and help point you in the right direction, so you might quickly and safely get back to your life, without pain. As you’ll see, we’ve just started to add blog content in addition to basic heel pain information.
I strive to give you truthful and medically sound insights you won’t find anywhere else, with advice that will work for you, without unnecessary hardship.
So, if there’s something valid I know will help you sort out your heel pain problem, I’ll share it with you.
If there’s something on the net (or anywhere else) that’s blatantly wrong, or unnecessary, or a con, I’ll tell you that too.
I want you to get better, be healthy, and have a fulfilling, active and happy life, without pain from your feet getting in the way.
Feel free to comment about anything you read here. I do read everything and will respond as soon as I can.
Dr. K.G. Gauntt, DPM
What Our Patients Say About
Their Heel Pain Treatment
How long does it take to fix heel pain?
Is there a waiting list to get in to see Dr. Gauntt?
What happens at the first visit?
Will treatment hurt?
Sometimes initial therapy is a bit uncomfortable, but therapy quickly leads to pain resolution and healing, and a return to the life you want.
Will I have to be off my feet during treatment?
Maybe. We strive to allow you to participate in as much of your usual day to day activity as you can. If Dr. Gauntt thinks that the only way to resolve your heel pain is to be off your foot, he’ll tell you, and tell you why, and give you whatever other options he can to give you as much freedom to be active as he possibly can.
How often and how many times will I have to come to the office before my heel pain is fixed?
What if there are exercises or therapy you want me to do, but I can’t do it?
What if treatment doesn’t work for me?
It rarely happens, but if it does, Dr. Gauntt will take the initiative and set up a visit with an appropriate specialist for a second opinion. You might have some physical condition outside Dr. Gauntt’s scope of practice, and your heel pain is a result of that medical problem. Dr. Gauntt will work with you and any other required provider to help you resolve that underlying condition.
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