How your podiatrists in Fairfax, VA, can help your feet feel better
Heel pain isn’t just annoying—it can also keep you off of your feet, and thereby affect your very ability to perform daily activities. To further complicate the issue, heel pain can both strike without notice and develop slowly over time. Luckily, your podiatrist can provide treatment to eliminate your heel pain and get you moving again. Drs. Steven Vetter and Jugal Daria at Oakton Foot and Ankle Center in Fairfax, VA, can help your feet feel better.
Heel pain can result from a variety of causes, including injuries such as bruises as well as developed conditions such as heel spurs.
One of the most common causes of heel pain is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue running across your heel, a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can be caused by:
- Overpronation, or rolling your foot when you walk
- Walking or standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time
- Carrying excessive weight, which causes foot stress
- Participating in high impact sports like running or jogging
No matter what is causing your heel pain, there are some easy steps you can take to help you deal with your symptoms. You can try:
- Icing your heel several times each day
- Stretching your arches several times during the day
- Elevating your feet and taking the weight off of your heels
- Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication
- Always wearing supportive, comfortable shoes appropriate to the activity you are doing
For stubborn, severe heel pain, you need the help of the expert podiatrists at Oakton Foot and Ankle Center. They offer a wide range of services to help relieve your heel pain symptoms and get rid of heel pain for good. They may recommend:
- Custom-fit orthotics and footwear to support your feet
- Stretching and physical therapy exercises to keep you flexible
- Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications
You don’t have to deal with heel pain on your own. You can get help by calling Drs. Steven Vetter and Jugal Daria at Oakton Foot and Ankle Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Call (703) 352-8888 now to help your feet!