According to the Korean times , menopausal women are more likely to experience sudden heel pain. Symptoms of the pain are very similar to plantar fasciitis which may be related to a change in hormone levels that thin the fat layer of the sole. Wearing unsupportive footwear such as high heels, flats, or flip flops has also been said to increase the amount of heel pain in women. These symptoms can be reduced with the help of cushioned soles, injection therapy, physiotherapy, or shockwave therapy.
Heel pain can be a nuisance to deal with. If you are suffering from heel pain contact our podiatrist Dr. Jon M. Sherman of Kentlands Foot and Ankle Center . Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Causes of Heel Pain
• Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.
• Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.
• Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.
Why Might Heel Pain Occur?
– Wearing ill-fitting shoes
– Wearing non-supportive shoes
– Weight change
– Excessive running
Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a thing of the past.
With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Gaithersburg, MD . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and treatment for your foot and ankle needs.