Don’t Let Heel Problems Keep You From Being Active

Heel problems are very common. Everyday activities such as standing and walking put pressure on your heels. When there is too much stress on your heel bone and soft tissues, heel problems can develop causing pain and discomfort.

That stress can come from:

» Injuries to the foot
» Bruises from walking, running or jumping
» Being overweight
» Wearing shoes that do not fit properly or provide good support

These can lead to tendinitis, bursitis, and fasciitis, which are all types of inflammation of the tissues that surround your heel. Over time the stress can cause bone spurs and deformities. Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout, can also lead to heel problems. Treatments for heel problems might include rest, medicines, exercises, taping, and special shoes. Surgery is rarely needed.

If you suffer from heel problems, give us a call at one of our 5 local podiatry offices in Charlotte, Concord and Harrisburg today for more information or to schedule an appointment.