By Alan J. Discont, DPM, FACFAS
December 03, 2013
Category: Foot and Ankle Injuries
Every mile that you walk places 60 tons of stress on each of your feet. While your feet can handle a heavy load, too much stress pushes them over their limits. When you pound your feet on hard surfaces playing sports or wear shoes that irritate sensitive tissues, you may develop heel pain, which is the most common problem affecting the foot and ankle.
Heel pain will usually get better on its own without surgery if you give it enough rest, but many people will often ignore the early signs of heel pain and continue with their activities, causing further pain. Dr. Alan Discont offers some simple tips for treating your heel pain in Chandler so that you can remain active.
Treat your Heel Pain in Chandler with Help from Dr. Discont
In order to properly treat heel pain, you must absorb shock, provide cushioning and elevate the heel to transfer pressure. Treatment begins at home when heel pain is caught in its early stage:
- Stretching exercises
- Avoid going barefoot
- Limit activities
- Shoe modifications
If you are still experiencing pain after several weeks, consult Dr. Alan Discont in Chandler about heel pain for further treatment. Continue with preventative measures, even after treatment, to prevent any other developments. Your Concord podiatrist will be able to help you with a proper prevention plan.