Each year some 40 million Americans suffer form heel pain syndrome which is often also called heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, 40% of all Americans have suffered from heel pain at some point in their lives.
What are some common heel pain causes?
The number one cause is a condition called plantar fasciitis. It is most oftenly described as a pain on the bottom of you heel when you first put weight on you foot getting out of bed in the morning. Other causes include but are not limited to tendonitis, stress fractures, arthritis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, irregular foot biomechanics, and fat pad thinning.
What can cause plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis can be caused by a number of factors which may include weight gain, flattening of the arches of the foot, poor or worn-out footwear, walking barefoot, poor foot biomechanics, working on hard surfaces, scar tissue, and a sudden increase in exercise.
Is there anything I can do on my own to relieve heel pain?
Of course there is. Heel pain if addressed early can be treated conservatively. How ever the longer you wait to have you heel pain addressed by a qualified physician, the more difficult it is to treat successfully. If symptoms haven’t improved within three to four weeks consult your local Fort Collins chiropractor who specializes in extremities and rehabilitation, will refer you to someone who can. If you have heel pain and are in Fort Collins call 970-491-9191, we look forward to helping you..