Physical therapy for heel pain in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Meet with the best heel pain physical therapists in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 Las Vegas, Nevada

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?

Our team of therapists is ready to conduct in-home physical therapy sessions throughout the Las Vegas area. We prioritize visiting you in every neighborhood we cater to, aiming to ensure that your PT experience is as convenient and accessible as possible.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna is partnered with numerous insurance plans, streamlining the benefits verification process for you. When you opt for Luna, your co-pay will consistently align with the specified amount in your insurance plan for PT clinic visits. We gladly accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

No—we want it to be easy for patients to get started with their physical therapy! We can always accommodate new patients, and most patients can have their first at-home physical therapy appointment within 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists work 6:30 am - 8:30 pm, 7 days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Within Luna, our therapists are highly experienced practitioners, boasting a minimum of 3 years of professional practice, often with a wealth of additional experience. Each therapist undergoes a rigorous interview and comprehensive background check. We exclusively engage with therapists who are wholeheartedly dedicated to delivering top-notch care to their patients.

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