You Can Prevent Some Heel Pain

If you want an excuse to get out for a bit, it’s hard to go wrong with The Chocolate Moose and their Food Truck Fridays. There are always a good number of trucks in attendance, as well as some fun performances and entertainment on the side. Now, touring food trucks might not be as fun if you suffer from heel pain, but some causes of such discomfort can be prevented.

One of the more frequent culprits for pain in your heels—stress on the feet—can be responsible for conditions such as plantar fasciitis and stress fractures. Thankfully, stress is also something that can be easily avoided or mitigated in many cases. You can prevent pain from popping up in your heels by monitoring the forces on your feet.

All About the Shoes – Shoes should always be worn on hard ground and contain stress-absorbing material against the heel. They should also fit properly to ensure the best protection and not be worn out. If wearing a certain shoe causes you heel pain later on in the day, stop wearing it!

Reduce the Weight – Excess body weight places more stress on the heels while moving, courtesy of gravity. Losing unnecessary weight safely—even just a little bit—can have a significant impact.

Play Properly – When engaging in sports and activities that can stress out your heels, it is important to make sure you have the right kind of athletic shoes for the activity and have warmed up correctly before taking off.

Take Time to Rest –It may help to carve out some more time to spend off your feet. This is especially true if you have a job that demands lots of standing.

If you are looking for more ways to prevent heel pain, or need treatment for heels that already hurt, Dr. Kevin Powers in Bloomington, IN, can help. Call our office at (812) 333-4422 to schedule an appointment with our friendly staff.