Heel Pain

Washington, DC, US

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Podiatry

United States

DC

Washington

Podiatry

Service Description

WASHINGTON DC PODIATRY

Heel pain can make everyday activities difficult and painful. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these preventive tips:

  • Make sure your shoes fit well. Choose soles that are sturdy, help absorb shock and offer heel support.
  • Toss out shoes that are heavily worn in the heels or soles.
  • Wear shoes that are designed for your activity.
  • Before exercise, warm up and stretch. Pace yourself as you exercise
  • Get plenty of rest and good nutrition and lose any extra weight.

When is Heel Pain Afoot?

Pain in the heel may range from a minor nuisance to disabling. The American Podiatric Medical Association mentions these possible causes:

  • Formation of a spur, a non-cancerous bony growth, in this case on the bottom of the heel.
  • Plantar fasciitis, in which the thick band of tissue at the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed.
  • Pronation, in which the foot turns too much toward the inside. This can stretch ligaments attached to the heel.
  • Achilles tendinitis, an inflammation of the tendon that supports the back of the ankle and heel.
  • An injury such as a bruise, or a foot deformity.

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Dr. Michael Stempel, DPM

Dr. Michael Stempel, DPM

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