Posts for tag: Heel pain
Heel Pain can cause significant roadblocks to everyday activities. This can be annoying; very annoying. We use our heels for every step we take and it bears a good portion of weight from the rest of the body. The plantar fascia is a muscle that joins the heel bone to the toes and can play an important role in mobility. Plantar fasciitis occurs as this ligament is stressed and thereafter swells up. As this all happens, mobility becomes severely hindered and routine activities suddenly become strained and out of reach. This condition has a higher chance of occurring when walking with feet turned inwardly, keeping weight on the heel for long periods of time or utilizing shoes that are tight and do not fit correctly.
Treatment for this condition involves:
- Relaxing the heel for extended periods of time can lead to long-lasting relief.
- Using ice therapy to alleviate inflammation.
- Physical therapy to ease ligaments and the plantar fascia so that heel pain can be condensed.
- Using shoe inserts, cushioning and orthotics to help redistribute pressure along the foot so that the heel will bear less stress over long periods of time or during periods of short, high-intensity activities.
- Losing weight can lead to significant reductions of pressure applied to the heel, as well as a variety of other health benefits.
- Use of medications such as anti-inflammatories to reduce swelling.
Heel pain is a drag on your everyday activities and when severe, can cause debilitating pain. At Atlanta Foot Care Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, our podiatrists, Dr. William C. Stoll, D.P.M., Dr. Dwayne A. Lay, D.P.M. and Dr. Daalia M. Jones, D.P.M., can help to focus on the cause of your heel pain and treat it with the latest advancements podiatry has to offer. Therefore, we recommend that you call our office at (404) 355-4522 to schedule an appointment today. We will provide you with comprehensive treatment plans that can help your feet recover from this condition and give you a great chance at avoiding it from coming back in the future!
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