When your feet hurt, everything hurts and your face shows it. According to Kenneth Kilgore, DPM, foot and ankle specialist at Lititz Podiatry at the Warwick Center, heel pain can be caused by ill-fitting or worn out footwear, overexertion, outright trauma, and biomechanical problems that involve the alignment of the foot with the leg.
|Dr. Kenneth Kilgore
In the early stages, conservative non-invasive methods often suffice. However, many patients go untreated for many months or even years before seeking professional help and may require more involved means to help resolve the condition. "The longer one waits, the more difficult it is to successfully treat. The best treatment protocol for any ailment should be tailored to the patient’s specific needs, taking into consideration the causes, the daily activities of the patient, and potential downtime required for certain treatments," says Dr. Kilgore.
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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