We’re in the first full week of the New Year. We hope you haven’t given up on your resolutions yet! If it’s not too late, we hope you’ll add one more promise to keep for 2016: make this the year you halt your chronic heel pain for good.
When your heels are hurting, your quality of life suffers. Whether walking, shopping, running, playing with children or grandchildren, heel pain can make daily tasks miserable and rob you of the joy and desire of engaging in favorite hobbies. Here in the valley
So make some resolutions to get your life back!
- Check your shoes. Are you wearing a lot of high heels or dress shoes? Are you wearing the right style for your sport? Do they fit right and offer the support you need? Sometimes just being smart about footwear can make a huge difference.
- Know when to take a rest. If you know that certain activities are putting a lot of stress on your heels—jobs that involve a lot of standing, recreational running or sports with a lot of running and jumping, etc.—make sure you’re taking adequate breaks. You can mix in some low-impact exercise (try bike riding instead) to stay active while giving your heels some time off.
- Stop putting off that visit to the podiatrist! Heel pain can have many underlying causes; a foot exam from an expert is the best way to find out which of those causes are the most significant in your case, and to draw up a treatment plan to get rid of the pain for good.
If chronic heel pain has been bothering you for more than two weeks (or in many cases, a lot longer than that), you owe it to yourself to visit Dr. Harvey Danciger in Palm Desert, CA. With decades of experience and state-of-the-art treatment technology, including laser therapy, he can help you halt your heel pain this year and get back to doing the things you love. To schedule an appointment, dial 760-568-0108.