Heel pain is not usually caused by a single injury, such as a twist or a fall, but rather the result of repetitive stress and pounding of the heel. Your feet can handle a heavy load, but too much stress pushes them over their limits. Heel pain is frequently triggered by wearing flat-footwear because this type of footwear can stretch the plantar fascia to such an extent that the area becomes swollen (inflamed). When you continue to walk on a sore heel, it will only get worse and could become a chronic condition leading to more problems. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition, but methods may include resting from the activities that caused the problem, doing stretch exercises, using pain medication and wearing open-back shoes.
If you are experiencing heel pain, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn more about the conditions we treat and the services we provide visit www.ankleandfootspecialistsmarion.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Timothy Brown, Matthew Brown, & Andrew Brown at Ankle and Foot Specialists of Marion in Marion, OH, call 740-383-5115.