Dr. Ari Rubinstein, a board-recognized surgeon and leading podiatrist, diagnoses and treats the underlying causes of heel pain at Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle, located in White Plains, New York. Offering a full scope of non-invasive conventional and alternative approaches to heel pain, and when necessary, surgery. 92% of patients undergoing our unique conservative approach return to normal activity within 6 weeks. If you're experiencing heel pain, seek a diagnosis from the specialists at Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle. The practice treats patients from White Plains, as well as, the neighboring communities of Scarsdale, Harrison, Eastchester, Ardsley, Hartsdale, and Mamaroneck. Call or book a consultation appointment online.
Heel pain most often affects the backside or underside the heel. It is seldom a symptom of a serious condition but, it can interfere with normal activities, particularly when a person has to be on their feet and exercise. Like with any pain, a person should see a doctor if it becomes chronic.
Patients complain of pains, aches, and soreness in the heel, bottom of the heel, back of the heel, arch pain and side of foot pain. Others feel clicking and rubbing in the shoe, heel, and ankle. Patients often also have tightness in the calf and knee. Some feel like they are avoiding walking on their heels, and try to walk on their toes.
The most common causes of chronic heel pain are a plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. Other causes can include:
A person should schedule an appointment when they have:
A person should see a doctor immediately when they have:
Once a physician has examined and treated heel pain, several of the following may be suggested between visits:
Get rid of heel pain and get back to enjoying life: click or call to schedule your consultation appointment at Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle today!
Here are just some of the insurance we accept. To find out if an insurance not listed here is accepted, give our office a call. For any questions about an existing bill, please call (718) 872-9258. Your insurance company can help you determine if we are in your network and if you need a referral to see us. Please contact your insurance directly to find out. It is your responsibility to know your insurance plan and how it works. We do not accept medicaid, workers compensation, no fault insurance (auto accident cases), or legal cases. Insurance not found on the list? Don't worry, we honor and accept your out of network benefits. And of course, you can self-pay at reasonable rates. ALL patients are encouraged to schedule evisits at this time. The eVisit will offer options for safe treatment at home, and will recommend an office encounter if 'hands on' is required - like xray & ultrasound imaging or performance of procedures like shockwave.
"Dr Rubenstein was quite good, gave reasonable advice, quick service and was pleasant to talk with."
"I also appreciated his approach to helping me - for example, not jumping right into talks of surgery, but first, trying other, non-invasive forms of treatment."
"...Explained everything, and was overall a very pleasant experience, will be coming back for sure!"
"...He was kind, gentle and knowledgable."
"The guy genuinely cares. He took the time to figure out exactly what was wrong with my foot..."