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Avoiding Heel Pain
Heel pain is the most common condition that leads patients to podiatrists. Pregnancy, improper shoes, and overly strenuous exercise are some of the factors that may contribute to heel pain. Any heel pain that persists for more than 30 days should be evaluated by a podiatrist. To avoid heel pain, always consult a podiatrist before beginning an exercise program, especially if you have been inactive for a long time. Start any exercise program with moderation, gradually increasing the duration and intensity of workouts. Always stretch before and after exercise, including the feet, calves, and Achilles tendon. Vary the incline on a treadmill to avoid heel strain. Maintain properly fitting shoes in good condition, wearing appropriate shoes for various activities.
P.S. Pain should not be a part of an exercise program, so stop if it hurts.
Academy Foot & Ankle Specialists
Metatarsalgia is a foot condition involving pain an inflammation in the ball of the foot just behind the toes. Pain may range between sharp, aching, or burning. Other symptoms may include pain that worsens with standing, walking, foot flexing, or running and improves with rest; sharp or shooting pain, numbness, or tingling in the toes; or increased pain when walking barefoot. Some patients describe a sensation similar to walking on pebbles. The primary cause of metatarsalgia is due to excessive pressure on the metatarsals, the bones that connect to the toes. Runners and others who participate in high-impact sports are most susceptible to metatarsalgia. Certain foot structures may also make a person more vulnerable to the condition.
P.S. When burning pain in the ball of the foot persists, seek podiatric attention. www.texasfootdoctor.org
You have not had an injury or recent trauma to your feet. But, have a bruised or achy sensation in your arches or heels when you first stand after resting?
This could be inflammation of your plantar fascia if left untreated will get worse. The sooner you start treatment the easier the treatment can be. There are many simple treatments from stretching on up to surgery. It is always best to start with conservative care. If this is you we have more information on www.texasfootdoctor.org view patient education.Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
Did you know there are options other than surgery for heel pain?
There are many conservative therapies when those fail there is Shockwave a procedure done without incisions and you can walk on it the same day. For more information see www.texasfootdoctor.org under patient information.
Shockwave therapy provides a new treatment option for patients with a common foot problem, plantar fasciitis. It is a noninvasive option to surgery with relatively no down time.