Your podiatric surgeon makes one or two incisions. These incisions are less than one-half inch long. They may be on each side of the heel or both on one side of the foot. Next, a special scope and camera are slipped under the fascia. This allows your surgeon to watch the procedure on a nearby monitor. Your surgeon then cuts part of the fascia near the heel bone to relieve the pressure on the nerve of the inferior heel to mitigate the symptom of chronic heel pain. Key Facts Located on the west side of Shadeland Avenue two blocks south of 75th Street. Our office is on the 2nd floor. Does your heel hurt every time you walk or stand on it? When you play sports, do you have to continuously call time-outs because of heel pain ? When you wake up in the morning, do you experience excruciating pain in your heel ? If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have a foot spur and need treatment. Foot pain treatments vary as to their effectiveness. Heel pain is by far the most common foot complaint that affects millions of people around the world. Plantar Fasciitis is the ailment that is often associated with the symptoms of Heel Pain and Heel Spurs. Heel Pain, Heel Spurs, and Plantar Fasciitis are foot ailments that cause discomfort in the center of the heel when weight is placed on the foot, especially when one gets up in the morning. The pain slowly disappears after walking around for a short time. The pain can vary in severity from case to case or from time to time. The foregoing "short-term" remedial measures assist in relieving heel pain. As Plantar Fascia excessively stretches due to over-pronation (fallen arches) and tightening of the calf muscle and ligaments it is advisable to undergo long term treatment that has recently been found to be quite effective. Plantar fasciitis causes suffering in the bottom and heel of the foot, especially mentioned upon first arising each morning. We suggest soft-soled sneakers or heel pads or order foot orthotics, if the pain persists. There are numerous other factors behind heel pain, which has become among the most frequent foot problems reported by individuals of podiatric physicians. Topping the foot has to start instantly, if apparent symptoms of heel pain produce. Don't lose hope ; you can get rid of heel pain by treating it with exercises meant for reduction of pain in the heel Understanding the symptoms, causes and diagnosis helps in selecting appropriate treatment exercises. Achilles tendon bursitis occurs when the bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac located the skin of the heel and the Achilles tendon, becomes inflamed. Wearing high-heeled shoes or walking in a way that puts added pressure on the soft tissue at the back of the heel leads to bursitis. Initially, a red, swollen tender spot develops at the back of the heel. As inflammation of the bursa increases, a red lump forms, causing pain at and above the heel. Shoes – How your shoes fit and support your feet is extremely important. Ill-fitting shoes can put pressure on your heel, add strain during movement and cause misalignment throughout the foot.