Are You Hurting Your Heels? Here's How to Stop

For many, painful heels have become somewhat of an epidemic. And because far too many people don’t pursue help until the pain becomes almost intolerable, everyday activities start to worsen the heel pain. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of Care Plus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing information regarding the most common causes of heel pain and what you can do to ease it.

Could you be unwillingly contributing to your heel pain? Here is information regarding some of the main causes of heel pain and how to remove them from your life.

Your leg and/or foot structure is compromised

Examples of abnormalities of the leg/foot might include flat feet or unusually high arches, feet that rotate too far inward, or leg-length discrepancies. Fortunately, orthotics can manage most of these abnormalities.

You never slow down

People who engage in active hobbies or careers that require them to stand and walk all day expose their heels to more force. They may have to make some modifications to their behavior or environment to prevent heel pain.

You’re overweight

The more you weigh, the more pressure you place on your feet when walking or standing. Losing just five or ten pounds could decrease the average impact force on your feet by 15-30 pounds per step.

You’re getting older

Heel pain is not a result of getting older, but older adults are often more susceptible to heel pain. You can keep your body in the best shape possible by exercising, eating right, and visiting your podiatrist at regular intervals.

You wear high heels too often

Typically high heels are linked with pain in the front of the feet (bunions), but heel pain is another problem associated with this type of footwear. Avoid wearing high heels regularly – instead, save them for fancier occasions.

If you are experiencing nagging heel pain, contact the office of Dr. Hubert Lee at Care Plus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA at (425) 455-0936 today to book your visit or schedule an appointment online.

Dr. Hubert Lee

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