Podiatrists of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) say that although heel pain may be caused by gait abnormalities, an injury from walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces or from wearing poorly constructed shoes can also cause heel problems.
|Dr. Jodie Sengstock
“A sore heel will usually get better on its own without surgery if given enough rest,” said Dr. Jodie Sengstock, MPMA's director of professional relations. “However, many people ignore the early signs of heel pain and keep on doing the activities that caused it. When a person continues to walk on a sore heel, it will only get worse and could become a chronic condition leading to more problems.”
Source: Chris Morrisroe, The Oakland Press [10/8/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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