There are steps you can take to prevent running into the conditions that cause heel pain. Here are a few suggestions:
It’s rare that a patient would require surgery for a condition causing heel pain. By taking common-sense preventative measures, any further injury could be largely avoided.
If you experience pain in your heel(s), the first thing to try is a bit of self-care. Elevating the foot, applying ice or temporarily taking over the counter pain medication are the first steps. However, if after a few weeks the pain persists or worsens, it’s time to call a doctor. Also, if you find that your heel hurts area is swollen and painful, even when there is no weight being put on it, it’s time to call a professional.
If you’re experiencing pain in the heels or any other part of the foot, please call Podiatrist Centers today to start seeking relief. Call us at 773-375-7106 for our Chicago office, or 708-422-4300 for our Evergreen Park office.