Don’t let heel pain affect your daily life. Manage your symptoms and reduce your discomfort.
You were planning to lace up those shoes and go for your morning run but what you weren’t planning on was painful achy heels. Now your whole routine is thrown off. While heel pain is rarely a cause for concern, dealing with sharp, stabbing heel pain that affects your day-to-day activities can certainly put a damper on things. Our podiatrists at our Downtown Melbourne, Eau Gallie and Palm Bay offices are specially trained to treat these common symptoms.
While there are many reasons for heel pain, the most common cause is plantar fasciitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the plantar fascia. This band of tissue runs from the heel of the foot to the toes. If you suffer from a stabbing pain that is often worse in the morning, after physical activity or after standing for long periods of time, then you could be dealing with plantar fasciitis.
Fortunately, heel pain can often be tackled with simple measures such as:
Obviously giving the inflamed tissue time to heal is the most important. Avoiding high-impact activities until the heel pain has gone away is always a safe bet. If exercise is an important part of your daily routine, swap out that pavement pounding for low-impact activities like swimming or riding a bike.
When the tendons in the foot become overstretched they become inflamed, but performing the right stretches can actually help to stabilize and strengthen the ligaments in the foot to prevent the injury from getting worse and to prevent injury in the future. Our Melbourne, FL, foot doctor would be happy to talk to you about some helpful stretches to alleviate discomfort and improve the health of your feet.
Placing shoe inserts into your footwear can actually provide your heel and arches with the support they’ve been craving. While you should always wear shoes that will cushion and be good shock absorbers, custom orthotics can sometimes provide just a little additional support and elevation to keep the heel from taking on too much pressure when walking.
There are several other treatment options that may be necessary if the symptoms do not resolve. One of the more advanced treatment options that we offer at Melbourne Podiatry is an amnio-fix injection. According to recent studies, this type of treatment has been able to significantly reduce and even eliminate pain for people suffering from plantar fasciitis. This is just one of the more advanced treatment options that we offer at Melbourne Podiatry Associates.
If you are suffering from severe heel pain in Melbourne, FL or Palm Bay, FL or if heel pain is affecting your routine, it’s time you turned to some of the best podiatrists in Brevard county at Melbourne Podiatry Associates to get the proper care you need to get back on your feet again. Call our office today at 321-723-3500.