Don’t let chronic or persistent heel pain affect your daily life.
Heel pain is one of the most common issues that people of all ages deal with, from runners to those who stand on their feet all day. Of course, if your heel pain isn’t responding to rest and other simple self-care measures then it may be time to turn to our Evansville, IN, podiatrists Dr. Charlotte Reisinger and Dr. Dusky Farmer for further treatment options. Here are some of the ways to tackle recurring or persistent plantar fasciitis-related heel pain:
Give it a Rest
Your feet, we mean! Your feet handle a lot of pressure and force each and every day just from walking around, so you can only imagine how much more force is exerted on your feet when you workout. If you are dealing with plantar fasciitis heel pain then it’s time to take a break from running or other high-impact activities that will only make your symptoms worse.
Sport Some Shoe Inserts
If you are dealing with chronic or persistent heel pain that isn’t responding to rest or other at-home care then it might be time to talk to our Evansville, IN, foot doctor about whether your feet could benefit from custom-made shoe inserts, also referred to as orthotics. Custom orthotics can be made to fit your specific foot structure and the issues you are currently facing.
When to See a Doctor
It’s time to turn to a podiatrist if:
- Heel pain or swelling is severe
- Your heel pain isn’t responding to at-home care
- You can’t put weight on the foot
- There is a deformity or change in the shape of the heel
- You’ve never had heel pain before
Don’t let heel pain tell you how to go about your day. Call Reisinger Farmer Podiatry in Evansville, IN, today to find out how we can help you get back on your feet again.