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Methods for Preventing Heel Pain
By Family Foot & Ankle Associates of Maryland
August 19, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

Family Foot and Ankle Associates of Maryland in Silver Spring MD wants to help you go from limping to walking completely pain-free. Understanding what causes heel pain can help us treat it. We also have offices in the Olney, Camp Springs, and Kensington MD area.

Some of the most common heel pain conditions in Silver Springs are:

  • Bursitis
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Inflamed Achilles tendon

Here are some tips to help you continue to have healthy heels.

Maintain a healthy weight

Obesity increases your chances of experiencing foot pain. Gravity pulls the weight down into the shoes, where it has to be balanced. Imbalances in your gait and posture can contribute to heel pain in the future.

Wear shoes that fit well

Shoes that do not rub the back of your foot, slide your foot to the front of the shoe, pinch the heel, or otherwise cause discomfort are recommended.

Opt for cushioning

Footwear that has lots of cushioning will be able to absorb the shock of running, jumping, kicking, and other high impact activities. Many young children experience heel pain in Silver Springs as a result of these movements and may do well with increased support.

Stretch well

Many runners and other athletes in Silver Spring MD may find themselves in a bit of pain at the heel if they have stretched improperly or have not stretched for a sufficient amount of time. Stretching prevents pinched nerves and tears in the ligaments during sports.

Cultivate a healthy lifestyle

Eating well, drinking plenty of water, and get enough rest are a few ways that patients can stave off inflammation. Different lifestyle choices can help us avoid flare-ups of rheumatoid arthritis and gout, which causes pain in the toes and the heels.

Family Foot and Ankle Associates of Maryland in Silver Spring MD is happy to help answer all of your questions concerning heel pain. Contact us at (301) 439-0300 to schedule a consultation today. For our Olney MD office, call (301) 924-5044. For our Camp Springs MD office, call (301) 868-7670. For our Kensington MD office, call (301) 868-7670.