"When I left the office I felt like I was walking on a cloud, almost no pain at all."
Heel pain is a common complaint that can happen for several different reasons. Dr. Kimmel will discover the cause of your heel pain and recommend the right kind of treatment. Some causes of heel pain include:
If you have heel pain, it usually occurs gradually and worsens over time, especially when you do certain movements or activities that strain this part of your foot. It might also flare up when you have shoes on that offer little or no support, such as flip flops. In some cases, heel pain might come on suddenly, which can occur with an injury.
You should seek treatment from Dr. Kimmel if you have heel pain that doesn’t get better after making changes, such as wearing more supportive shoes. You’ll also need to have your feet checked if your heel pain becomes severe, causes tingling, interferes with your daily activities, or if it affects the way you walk.
The type of treatment you’ll need depends on the cause of your heel pain. Dr. Kimmel might recommend conservative measures, such as ice and over-the-counter pain relievers, for mild pain. For more severe or persistent pain, he might recommend having custom orthotic devices made, which are typically inserts for your shoes that give your feet more support.
This also depends on how severe your pain is and what’s causing it. You might experience relief from heel pain within a few days if you have mild symptoms. However, it might take several weeks for symptoms to go away if you have more severe pain or a more serious condition.
Dr. Kimmel might recommend wearing supportive shoes at all times when you’re out and about, which can help reduce your risk of heel pain. Keeping your weight in a healthy range can also help lower your risk of experiencing heel pain. If you play sports, warming up beforehand and wearing the right shoes can help prevent heel pain.
If you need heel pain treatment in Cleveland, Brook Park, or Willoughby, please book your appointment online today with Buckeye Foot Care.
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