The most common New Year's resolution is losing weight. If you are an overweight individual, the increase in weight is highly correlated with heel pain. Although there are many ways to treat heel pain and plantar fasciitis (such as proper inserts and shoes), another great way to treat heel pain is performing the correct exercises. Aside from the exercises we have shown, it is always a good idea to jump on the elliptical in the gym. All low impact exercises are great for reducing weight and the pressure on your plantar fasciitis.
It also depends on your lifestyle. If you are a runner, it is a good idea to check your orthotics more often. Losing weight can help many of your medical problems, especially those of the feet. Also, if there are wear and tear on your shoes, it may be time to get them refurbished. A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. In the case of heel pain it is always good to get it detected and dealt with before it affects your quality of life. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.