Your heels hit the ground first before any part of your body every morning and if foot pain is the first thing you feel then you should contact Daniel Drapacz, DPM.
Heel pain can be caused from excessive physical activity like running and jumping. Other causes include structural issues such as flat feet or arthritis and can be treated with some simple remedies.
Let’s look at some reasons why your heels may hurt...
- Heel spurs cause inflammation and pain brought on by a calcium deposit under the heel bone.
- Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and involves an inflamed tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects to your heel bone.
- Achilles tendonitis is derived from tendonitis of the Achilles tendon, brought on by excessive use among athletes.
Once you understand why, then we can move on to the risks...
- Running or jogging with heel pain could damage or tear the plantar fascia further and cause more pain and inflammation.
- The wrong shoes will do it every time. Your feet need support and without it comes pain.
- Carrying too much weight puts unnecessary pressure on the ligaments, muscles and bones. The best way to fix that is to lose the weight.
Let’s get rid of them…
- Your feet need a break and recharging may be the simplest solution to being rid of heel pain.
- Ice packs are cold but they reduce inflammation quickly.
- Biomechanics is when your feet become out of balance and it is vital to strengthen the ligaments to prevent further injury.
- Stretching helps loosen things up and makes the tendons more pliable.
- New shoes create new feet. This is your chance to buy a new pair of shoes. But this purchase must be sensible and comfortable as to not add to the heel pain.
Getting your heels back to good health will put a new step into every aspect of your life. If you are experiencing heel pain and would like to find out why, contact New York Foot Experts at 212-385-0801 in New York City to make an appointment so you can begin to heal your heels. We have offices in New York City; 7th Avenue (Mid-Town), Broadway (Financial District – Wall Street), 125th Street (Upper West Side – Harlem).