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Heel Pain Specialist

Chambers Foot & Ankle

Thomas J Chambers, DPM

Podiatrist located in Mesa, AZ

Heel pain is common, but it’s often debilitating. If you struggle with ongoing heel pain and want relief, turn to Chambers Foot & Ankle in Mesa, Arizona. Thomas Chambers, DPM, finds the root cause of heel pain and treats it to help you get back on your feet. Call the office to book an appointment or request one online today.

Heel Pain Q&A

What is heel pain?

Heel pain is a feeling of discomfort in the back part of your foot right beneath your ankle. Chambers Foot & Ankle specializes in treating heel pain, helping patients overcome it on a weekly basis.

Heel pain might present as any of the following:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning pain
  • Shooting discomfort
  • Pain with walking
  • Ongoing discomfort
  • Pain that comes and goes
  • Nonhealing wounds

Sometimes, heel pain goes away on its own over time, but in other cases, treatment is the best way to get you back on your feet.

What causes heel pain?

Common causes of heel pain include:

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Joint inflammation
  • Bone tumors
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Heel spurs
  • Bone infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Stress fractures

Dr. Chambers finds the root cause of heel pain and offers highly effective treatments. Heel discomfort plagues many people, and he’s been very successful in treating it.

How does a podiatrist find the cause of heel pain?

To find out what’s causing heel pain, Dr. Chambers discusses your symptoms and medical history. He examines your feet and ankles and may recommend you undergo blood tests, X-rays, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures to get a more in-depth picture of your foot and ankle health.

What are common heel pain treatments?

Common heel pain treatments available at Chambers Foot & Ankle include:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to reduce ankle pain and speed up healing include resting your foot, icing it, properly bandaging wounds, and wearing comfortable shoes.


Dr. Chambers offers 3D scanning for custom-fitted orthotics you can wear in your shoes to reduce heel pain.

Physical therapy

Strength and stretching exercises with a physical therapist can alleviate foot, heel, and ankle pain.

Laser treatments

Laser treatment is a noninvasive way to stimulate healing, reduce heel pain, and give you a better quality of life without surgery.


Injections, including regenerative medicine, can speed up healing and reduce inflammation and pain associated with heel injuries.


If you have a serious injury or pain that doesn’t go away with other treatments, Dr. Chambers may recommend surgery. He always strives to provide relief without surgery, though.

Don’t let heel pain prevent you from staying active when simple treatments available at Chambers Foot & Ankle can provide relief. Call the office to schedule an appointment or request one online today.