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Why Do My Heels Hurt?

Problems with our feet can be scary because the pain and difficulty walking may threaten our lifestyle and our livelihood. Often, problems can be corrected with simple, straight forward solutions.

Heel pain often falls into two categories; Heel Spur Syndrome or Plantar Fasciitis. If your pain is worse when your heel hits the ground, worse after long periods of standing and worse at the end of the day; you may have a traumatized heel fat pad and have the beginnings of a heel spur. If your pain is worse in the morning, worse when you lift the heel and worse when you stretch the plantar fascia ligament; you may have Plantar Fasciitis. These are treated differently; so ask questions, get explanations and understand your diagnosis.

At Island Pedorthic FootCare, our goal is to keep you on your feet, active and moving. Simple walking will help manage the five common causes of pain and suffering over the age of 50; Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoarthritis. Lets fight these problems on the ground, standing and walking! Give us a call today to take a step towards painfree living.

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