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Why Heel Pain Should Not Be Ignored

Some things in life are best if you ignore them, like the harmless but nosey gossip you hear in coffee shops, or annoying TV ads you keep seeing over and over again. Other things, however, should not be ignored. Real problems, particularly when it comes to pain, tend to get worse if you refuse to address them. That’s certainly the case for heel pain, which is why you shouldn’t ever ignore it. We’re here to get it cared for quickly!

Heel pain imageHeel pain has many potential causes, from plantar fasciitis to Achilles tendon issues to bursitis to stress fractures and more. Each condition is slightly different, affecting different tissues and causing pain in slightly different ways. The one thing these different sources of heel pain all tend to have in common is getting worse the longer they go untreated.

That is why you should never ignore heel pain. Not only are you forcing yourself to live with treatable discomfort, but the longer it persists, the worse it gets and the harder it can be to manage. Your plantar fascia gets thicker, tighter, and more damaged as plantar fasciitis becomes chronic. The same thing can happen to your Achilles tendon when it’s damaged. Cracks from stress fractures can widen into much bigger problems if they’re not treated. All of these complications make eliminating your pain and restoring your feet much harder.

In addition to all that, sometimes one heel pain issue will influence another, adding more layers to your pain and making everything harder to treat. Haglund’s deformity can contribute to both heel bursitis and Achilles tendinitis. Chronically thickened and stiffened tendons and ligaments may be prone to ruptures. When you ignore heel pain problems, you could be setting yourself up for serious pain down the road.

Instead of ignoring your heel pain, seek help to take care of your discomfort now, before it gets worse. That’s why Absolute Foot Care Specialists have started our in-office Southern Nevada Heel Pain Center, so our team can help more and more people receive the targeted heel pain relief they need. If you or someone you love are living with painful heels and haven’t done anything about them yet, don’t ignore the problem any longer. Contact our Las Vegas offices for a consultation as soon as possible. Use our website or call (702) 839-2010 to reach us.

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