Physical therapy for heel pain in Damascus, Oregon

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Damascus, Oregon, Luna employs physical therapists with expertise in treating patients with heel pain. With a focus on identifying and treating the underlying causes of heel pain, our PTs formulate treatment programs designed to reduce discomfort and restore mobility.

Best of all, with Luna, patients can receive physical therapy for heel pain in the comfort of their homes. Our physical therapists come to you; it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is heel pain?

Because feet absorb a great amount of pressure and stress daily, it’s not unusual for patients to experience heel pain. Typically, heel pain can resolve independently with enough rest; however, patients often fail to recognize when to rest a sore heel because the pain tends to develop gradually. With continued (over)use, a painful heel can become chronic.

Heel pain can generally be grouped into two categories: beneath and behind the heel. Pain beneath the heel is often caused by plantar fasciitis or a heel spur, though it can also be caused by bruising. Pain behind the heel is frequently attributed to inflammation of the Achilles tendon.

Source: OrthoInfo

The symptoms of heel pain

Because a number of different conditions can cause heel pain, symptoms can vary widely. Pain may be dull and chronic or sharp and intermittent, depending on the underlying cause. Patients with heel pain may also experience redness, swelling, and inflammation in the heel.

In severe cases, patients may experience difficulty walking or standing. Over time, chronic heel pain can permanently alter walking gait and affect the patient’s ability to balance. This can make patients more vulnerable to other injuries, such as those caused by falling.

The most common symptoms of heel pain include:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty walking

Source: Healthline

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What causes heel pain?

Heel pain can be attributed to a wide range of conditions. However, pain on the bottom of the heel is most often due to plantar fasciitis, while pain on the back of the heel is most commonly due to tendonitis in the Achilles.

Bursitis, arthritis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, heel spurs, bone tumors, and Achilles tendon ruptures are among the conditions that can potentially cause heel pain. Generally speaking, if heel pain is persistent or hinders normal motion, it’s advised that patients seek professional medical advice.

The most common causes of heel pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bruising
  • Arthritis
  • Heel spurs
  • Bursitis
Source: Mayo Clinic

Physical therapy for heel pain in Damascus, Oregon

Most conditions that cause heel pain do not require surgery and can be resolved with rest and physical therapy. A physical therapy program designed to treat heel pain will likely begin with a reduction of the patient’s activity levels — rest is often vital to healing an injured foot. A physical therapist can also help the patient create lifestyle modifications that will allow the heel to recover.

A licensed physical therapist can guide the patient through exercises and stretches designed to help the heel to recover quickly, safely, and effectively, as well as provide recommendations and guidance on the use of cushions, insoles, and tape.

Source: eMedicine
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Your neighborhood within the Damascus area is well within our reach for in-home physical therapy sessions. We pride ourselves on reaching out to you in every neighborhood, making sure that the PT experience is convenient and tailored to your specific needs.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna is in partnership with numerous insurance plans, simplifying the benefits verification process for you. When you choose Luna, your co-pay will always align with the specified amount in your insurance plan for a PT clinic visit. We accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Absolutely not—we're committed to simplifying the process for patients to start their physical therapy. New patients are always welcome, and in most cases, the initial at-home physical therapy session can be scheduled within just 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists are available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week, ensuring convenience for our patients. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Within Luna, our therapists are highly experienced professionals, each having a minimum of 3 years of practice, often with additional years of experience. Each therapist undergoes a comprehensive interview and thorough background check. We select therapists who are deeply committed to delivering superior care to their patients.

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