Heel Pain Treatments By Lexington Podiatry

There are several conditions that can contribute to heel pain:

What To Expect

Expectations depend on:

  1. The root cause
  2. How far the condition has progressed
  3. And the severity of the pain.

Upon your first visit, we will conduct a thorough examination of your feet, often including an in-office diagnostic ultrasound, digital X-rays and/or a comprehensive gait analysis.

We may also examine the kind of shoes you wear and discuss your lifestyle and level of activity, which helps us rule out any other potential conditions.

Once a diagnosis is made, we employ a mix of treatment options.

Heel Pain Treatments


  • RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation are often recommended to reduce inflammation and allow the foot to heel.
  • Orthotics – We use orthotics to address the pain and progression of many foot conditions. Designed to fit closely with your own foot, the custom or semi-custom orthotics relieve stress, supports arches and act as a shock absorber.
  • Anti-inflammatory Medications – Many foot conditions involve swelling or inflammation, which can be reduced with over-the-counter and prescribed anti-inflammatories.
  • Shoe Changes – You might be surprised how many painful foot conditions are caused by your shoes. We’ll discuss the type of shoes you frequently wear to determine if they may be contributing to your heel pain. We can recommend shoe stores where the staff is trained to properly fit shoes, plus we also have a wide selection of comfortable shoes available.
  • Corticosteroid Injections – Some conditions like plantar fasciitistarsal tunnel syndromeheel neuromas and heel spurs can be alleviated with corticosteroid injections.
  • Surgery – At Lexington Podiatry, we only use surgery as a last resort after all other options have been exhausted. We will never recommend surgery right away, but will instead look for non-invasive alternatives first.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
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If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment


Staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took us back immediately and no waiting for doctor to come in. Dr Settles-Carter was amazing with my little girl. She took her time and explained every detail to my daughter. As we were leaving my little girl said Dr Settles-Carter was the best doctor ever. Coming from a 10yr old.

Bert King

It took some work, and patience, but my feet are much better now. Dr. Freels worked with me to find exercises, and more importantly, the right shoe to wear. So nice not to dread going into work, for the pain of simply walking. Despite what another review here says, they've never tried to sell me any shoes there, have always left the choice up to me.

Robert Griffith

The staff was very courteous. However, the care provided by Dr. Carter and the staff in the back was exceptional! I finally had answers for my health concerns and issues and a course or plan of treatment including the costs of the services they provide. I especially liked the hours of operation...I can see a doctor for the treatment I need without having to use my personal and sick days! Love the flexibility. Lastly, the ambiance esthetics were relaxing and beautiful.

Bonnie Ogle Taylor

The entire staff at Lexington Podiatry was very welcoming and friendly. Jill went out of her way to make sure my daughter was taken care of. We appreciate being seen so quickly (it would have taken weeks to have seen an orthopedist for her foot injury). Now, she is on the road to recovery! Great office, thanks everyone!

Team Wade 24

Had a great experience! Everyone was very nice, it was clean, the doctor took time to listen to me. She showed me my x-rays and explained them to me. I would recommend them to family and friends.

Heather Purvis

Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.