Heel Pain

Heel Pain


Dr. Parker aims to address the growing epidemic of heel pain in our society and provide valuable insights into its causes and treatments. Heel pain affects people of all ages and backgrounds, impacting daily life significantly. From limiting physical activities to causing financial strain, heel pain disrupts normal functioning. As a foot and ankle specialist, my goal is to help you regain mobility and live a fulfilling life as quickly as possible.


Heel pain may seem simple, but its underlying causes ARE very diverse. Waiting until the pain becomes unbearable only prolongs suffering, pain is NOT normal. Early intervention is key to addressing the root cause of the pain and finding effective solutions. Dr. Parker and his dedicated staff are committed to providing comprehensive treatment, alleviating your pain, and ensuring your comfort.


Causes of Heel Pain:

Heel pain serves as a signal that something may be wrong with our feet. Several factors can contribute to heel pain, making an accurate diagnosis crucial. The heel bone, along with its tendons, muscles, and ligaments, can be affected by various external influences. Common causes of heel pain include plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, tarsal tunnel syndrome, fibrolipomas, Achilles tendonitis, heel bursitis, heel bumps, and Sever’s disease.

This gif shows the use of an EPAT machine on the foot.


Some of Dr. Parker’s Approaches to Heel Pain:

Dr. Parker specializes in foot and ankle care, making him the go-to expert for lower extremity issues. As a lower extremity specialist he provides offer a range of treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. Dr. Parker provides a wide range of treatment options steering away from traditional painful cortisone injections and favoring regenerative medicine with a wide range of options such as EPAT acoustics wave treatment, umbilical cord growth factors, combined with cutting edge MLS therapeutic lasers, hyper blue lasers, k-lasers, supporting the regenerative medicine model of the future. Of course, the standard orthotics and physical therapy are still utilized yielding significant results.

EPAT has been shown to be effective in treating various conditions causing heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and heel spurs. The treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing process, promoting tissue regeneration and reducing inflammation. Many patients experience significant pain relief and improved functionality after undergoing EPAT.

In addition to conservative heel care and orthotics, there are other advanced treatment options available for more severe cases of heel pain. These may include corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, shockwave therapy, regenerative medicine techniques like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, and even surgical interventions if necessary. A podiatrist will assess the specific condition and develop a tailored treatment plan to address the underlying cause of the heel pain.

It’s important to note that self-diagnosis and self-treatment can often lead to ineffective or even harmful outcomes. If you are experiencing heel pain, it is recommended to seek professional help from a podiatrist. They have the expertise and knowledge to accurately diagnose the root cause of your pain and provide appropriate treatment options.

In conclusion, heel pain is a common condition that can significantly impact your daily life and overall well-being. It is essential to understand the causes of heel pain and seek timely medical intervention to prevent further complications. Dr. Parker is the go-to specialist for diagnosing and treating heel pain, offering a range of conservative and advanced treatment options to alleviate pain, promote healing, and restore your mobility. Don’t let heel pain hold you back from enjoying an active and pain-free life. 


At Parker Foot & Ankle, we take pride in helping our patients in a friendly, caring environment. We offer the most high-tech foot care, so that you receive the best possible results. To schedule a consultation regarding your foot pain, the choice is easy. Call Parker Foot & Ankle today at (281) 497- 2850, or conveniently request an appointment online.

Houston Office

14441 Memorial Drive, Suite #16

Houston, TX 77079

Phone: 281-497-2850

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM to 3:00PM