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By Reisinger Farmer Podiatry
March 06, 2019
Category: Foot Conditions
Is heel pain keeping you down? Pain that occurs following an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role, warning us about the damage we have suffered. SoYour Heel Pain Could Be Plantar Fasciitis what causes heel pain?
 
Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition in which a band of tissue in the sole of the foot becomes inflamed, leading to severe heel pain. The pain can be so bad that it hurts to walk, much less exercise or perform daily activities. If one step causes shooting pain in your heel—especially when you first get out of bed in the morning or stand up after sitting for a long period of time—plantar fasciitis may be to blame. Contact your podiatrist immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment of your pain. 
 

Understanding Heel Pain with Help from Your Podiatrist

Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain, occurs when the plantar fascia is strained over time beyond its normal extension. This causes the soft tissue fibers of the fascia to tear or stretch at points along its length, leading to inflammation, pain and possibly the growth of a bone spur where it attaches to the heel bone.
 
Inflammation may become irritated by shoes that lack appropriate support, mainly in the arch area and by the constant irritation associated with an athletic lifestyle. Resting may provide temporary relief, but when you resume walking you may experience a sudden elongation of the fascia band, which stretches and pulls on the heel. As you walk the pain may lessen or even disappear, but that may just be a false sense of relief, as the pain will often return after prolonged rest or extensive walking.  
 
You can take steps now to avoid heel pain, including:
  • Wear shoes that fit well
  • Wear proper shoes for each activity
  • Do not wear shoes with excessive wear on heels or soles
  • Prepare properly before exercising by stretching and warming up
  • Pace yourself when you participate in athletic activities
  • Don’t underestimate your body’s need for rest and good nutrition
  • Lose excess weight
If pain and other symptoms of inflammation persist, you should limit your normal daily activities and contact your podiatrist immediately.  
By Reisinger Farmer Podiatry
February 12, 2019
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Plantar Fasciitis  

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. Ofplantar 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.



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