Don’t let painful heels get in the way of your daily routine!
Heel pain is a common complaint, particularly in runners; however, you don’t have to be a runner to experience heel pain. If you find yourself wearing high heels regularly or on your feet most of the day for work, then you may also deal with bouts of heel pain. Most cases of heel pain that our New Albany, IN, podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha sees is caused by plantar fasciitis.
Signs of Plantar Fasciitis
While the majority of heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis, this isn’t the only condition that can cause heel pain. You could be dealing with plantar fasciitis if you are experiencing,
- A stabbing, aching or throbbing pain at the bottom of the heel
- Stiffness in the heel that you may notice first thing in the morning
- Heel pain that is worse in the morning or after long periods of inactivity
- Pain that radiates to the arches of the foot
- Pain that eases up as you move around
Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms Can Last a While
It’s important not to ignore your heel pain, as you’ll find yourself dealing with this problem for far longer than you want. In fact, even with proper rest, it can take weeks or even months for the inflamed tissue in the feet to heal (especially if there are micro-tears present).
Of course, if your heel pain isn’t improving with rest and home care after five days, if heel pain is getting worse or if you can’t put any weight on the foot then it’s important that you schedule an appointment with our New Albany, IN, podiatrist.
Just About Anyone Can Develop Heel Pain
While we often see this problem in athletes, you don’t have to be a physically active person in order to deal with this problem. We also find that people with flat feet or high arches, as well as those who are overweight, are more likely to deal with heel pain. People who are on their feet most of the day for work, as well as those who don’t wear properly cushioned and supportive shoes, may also find themselves dealing with heel pain at some point.
If you are dealing with plantar fasciitis that keeps returning or isn’t responding to home care, then it’s time to see our New Albany, IN, podiatrist as soon as possible. Call Foot First Podiatry at (812) 945-9221 to schedule an immediate evaluation.