Achilles Heel

achilles-heelThe orthopedic condition known as Achilles heel is one of the most widespread ailments of the foot. The foot and heel is one of the most important factors when it comes to walking, running and performing any physical activity. It is important to maintain good feet health as well as good overall health. Many athletes as well as individuals overuse their feet and cause injuries. These injuries can be very painful, but can sometimes be treated with over the counter devices such as medications, shoe inserts and many other remedies.

Many people stand on their feet for hours everyday in their occupations. This can cause injury to the heel over a period of time. The constant pressure on your feet can really take a toll on the heel and feet. It is important to wear comfortable shoes and at your break times, sit down and rest your feet. A good insole could probably help also. There are many devices available to help keep your feet healthy.

Heel problems can come from a number of factors, injury, accident and as mentioned before overuse. Regardless of the situation, it can be very uncomfortable and quite painful. With most heel injuries, including Achilles heel,  the tendon in the back of the ankle can become inflamed causing a great deal of discomfort. A Foot Health Professional will evaluate your condition and offer the best treatment possible for your particular problem.

Excess weight can also contribute to Achilles heel pain. The excess weight can puts pressure on the tendons and cause heel pain. Again there are many devices that can help alleviate the pain, but you along with your Foot Health Professional can devise a long term plan to get rid of the problem. Trusting your foot Foot Health Professional is the first step to a happy and healthier you.

The heel is the first point of impact when you walk, an excess amount of stress on the foot or heel can cause Achilles pain. Achilles pain covers a wide variety of symptoms including tenderness along the tendon or immense pain on the back of the heel. Be clear about the amount of pain your experiencing because you may have to seek medical advice.

There are both surgical and non-surgical methods of treatment for your heel discomfort. A Foot Health Professional may advise total rest and to avoid all activity. Pain medications may be introduced to treat pain. Heal pads, shoe inserts or other support devices may help. Surgery should be your last resort, but is sometimes necessary. If you are experiencing Achilles heel pain, your Foot Health Professional will evaluate your foot and heel and will recommend the best source of treatment for you.

There are many things you can do to prevent foot and heel pain. Some of the most common things are to keep your feet as clean and dry as possible and regular checkup will help avoid Achilles heel pain.

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