Do you know that heel pain is the most common complaint we see in our office?

You could have plantar fasciitis, but did you also know that your pain could be caused by a bone spur, a broken bone or a torn ligament? Heel pain could also be caused by a recent gain in weight, tight calf muscles, sudden change in exercise regiment or improper shoes.

Most people think if they ignore the heel pain that it will go away or at least the pain will get better. I am here to tell you that the pain will not go away and most likely it will get worse! A lot of times we can not remember hurting ourselves and we cant even remember when the pain started, the important thing to know is that if you have heel pain you can get rid of it, no one should have to walk around day to day with pain in their feet.

A few things to think about if you are suffering from heel pain..
  • Are your shoes old?
  • Do your feet feel tired at the end of the day?
  • Is the pain worse in the morning when you get out of bed?
  • Are you stretching before and after you exercise?
  • Do you have to stand for long periods of time when you work?
If the answers to any of these are yes then you should have a docotor look at your feet. Most times conservative treatments can get rid of your pain and make your feet feel new again.