If Symptoms Continue
If your pain continues despite all best efforts you should see a podiatrist, who is a doctor that is specially trained in the foot and ankle. It is very important to seek medical advice before the heel pain causes damage or even worse, reveals other conditions, which may be the true cause of the pain. Your doctor can take x-rays to check for a break in the bone, a spur and better evaluate the structure of your foot. In some instances when pain continues despite proper treatment, a more detailed test like an ultrasound or an MRI may be necessary to look for a tear or rupture of the fascia. Your podiatrist can also give you a cortisone injection to help resolve the pain faster, send you for physical therapy or cast you for a pair of custom orthotics for long-term relief and proper control of your feet.