Chronic heel pain can affect your quality of life, leaving you less active than you’d like to be. At OrthoWellness in Boca Raton, Florida, Mirylsa Colón-Martínez, MD, FAAOS, takes a holistic approach to treating your heel pain. Dr. Colón-Martínez often combines integrative and regenerative medicines with conventional methods so you get long-lasting pain relief from the root cause of your condition, not just the symptoms. For the highest standard of orthopedic medicine from one of America’s top foot and ankle surgeons, call OrthoWellness to book an appointment in English or Spanish, or use the online scheduler.

Heel Pain Q & A


What causes heel pain?

From overuse to injury, pain in the largest bone in your foot can range from mild to disabling, and can affect the quality of your life. Common causes of heel pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Bone infections
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Heel pad inflammation
  • Heel spurs

In some cases, you can treat heel pain with rest and ice, or more supportive shoes, but if your pain becomes chronic or debilitating, it’s a good idea to seek medical treatment. Dr. Colón-Martínez is experienced in diagnosing the underlying cause of your heel pain so she can recommend the most effective treatments for long-term relief.


What treatments help relieve heel pain?

Simply stated, your treatment for heel pain depends on what’s causing it. Dr. Colón-Martínez takes an individualized, holistic approach to determining the best course of treatment for your specific condition. If you have plantar fasciitis — one of the most common causes of heel pain — it’s actually the result of inflammation in the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel to your toes.

Treatments that relieve the pain from plantar fasciitis include physical therapy, orthotics for your shoes, or wearing night splints to stretch your calf while you sleep. But, when pain doesn’t respond to these methods, Dr. Colón-Martínez may recommend injections, surgery, or minimally invasive procedures. She may also suggest regenerative medicine methods such as amnio-placental tissue matrix injections.


How does an amnio-placental tissue matrix relieve heel pain?

Amnio-placental tissue matrix treatments relieve heel pain by repairing connective tissue in your foot, such as the plantar fascia. When tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue cause heel pain, amnio-placental tissue matrix allografts promote healing and are minimally invasive.

Amnio-placental tissue is derived from human placental connective tissue. Dr. Colón-Martínez injects the material into your heel using ultrasound-guided technology. The amnio-placental tissue matrix promotes healing and relieves pain that stems from inflammation of soft tissue in your foot.

If you’ve tried to relieve heel pain on your own, but it keeps recurring or even worsens, it’s time to contact Dr. Colón-Martínez for her orthopedic expertise. For an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive, innovative treatment plans, call the Boca Raton office to schedule a same-day appointment, or book a visit online. Dr. Colón-Martínez and her team also welcome both English- and Spanish-speaking walk-in patients.



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