Serving Ashburn/Leesburg, Fairfax/Burke, Reston/Herndon and McLean /Great Falls VA.
By Family Foot and Ankle Centers
November 03, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heels   Pain  

Are you someone who loves their high heels and just can’t part with these shoes? There are a lot of women who love sporting skyscraper-high heels, whether for Heelswork or just a night on the town. If you are guilty of wearing heels more often than not, then you may end up facing heel pain more than someone who wears supportive footwear. If you are dealing with heel pain caused by the shoes you wear, then here’s how to treat your heel pain.

First and foremost, it’s time to ditch those shoes. Yes, it may be difficult at first, but your feet will thank you. You can still find stylish shoes that offer the arch support your feet need. While the plantar fascia tissue, which runs from the heel bone to the toes, can take quite a bit of wear and tear, it can still become overstretched and lead to painful conditions like plantar fasciitis. Luckily, the problem is one that can be treated with simple, conservative measures.

So, how can you tackle your heel pain? In most cases, resting your feet and avoiding certain activities can help give those overworked ligaments and muscles the time they need to heal properly. When your feet are feeling tired or sore you can also try an over-the-counter pain reliever which can keep swelling down.

Of course, there are instances in which you will want to see a podiatrist for care if you have heel pain. If you have been dealing with pain that hasn’t responded to at-home treatment for over two weeks or if your pain is so severe that you can’t move then it’s time to seek immediate care from a medical professional. In some situations, bracing, cortisone injections, shockwave therapy and even surgery may be required if your heel pain is severe enough.

Don’t let heel pain affect your quality of life. If foot pain has become the norm then it’s time you turned to a foot doctor to get the care you deserve. We are here to help.

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