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Posts for: January, 2014


According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the following tips may help prevent heel pain:

    -  Consult a physician before beginning an exercise program.

    -  Begin exercising slowly.

     - Purchase shoes that fit correctly and replace them regularly. Athletic Shoe Guideline.

  • Wear shoes with laces and a low to moderate heel that supports and cushions your arches and heels. Avoid wearing shoes with no heels.

    -  Stretch properly before and after exercise.Stretching

    -  Avoid uneven walking surfaces and stepping on rocks as much as possible.

    -  Avoid going barefoot on hard surfaces.

    -  Vary the incline while walking or running on a treadmill.

    -  Lose or maintain a healthy weight: 

  • Monitoring your weight is one of the best methods for heel pain prevention.  The more you weigh, the more pressure you put on your feet when you walk.  This makes it more difficult for the fat pad to protect the plantar fascia.  If the fat pad cannot protect the plantar fascia you are at risk for plantar fasciitis.

    -  If heel pain occurs, stop immediately. Do not try to exercise through the pain.Call our office for an appointment.Our Offices