As podiatrists, we often encourage people to reach out to us at the first sign of trouble.
As realists, we understand that it doesn’t always work that way.
By the time many of our patients finally come in to talk with us about their heel pain, they’re beyond frustrated. They’re at their wits’ end, quite honestly. Why? Because they’ve been suffering for months or maybe years, and they think they’ve tried everything.
Taking a few days off your feet? Results don’t last.
Calf stretches? Usually done improperly and at the wrong time in the treatment sequence.
“Rolling the Coke can”? Useless.
New shoes? Typically a waste of money because most people don’t buy the correct shoes.
What more could they possibly try? Are they just doomed to suffer from heel pain forever? Will they ever be able to return to the hobbies and sports they used to enjoy?
Fear not, reader. Because there is still hope.
You Haven’t “Tried Everything” If You Haven’t Called Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates
If your primary care physician is Dr. Google, you might get the mistaken impression that heel pain is a cinch to treat at home. And hey—if that worked for you, congratulations!
But the truth is that, most of the time, a bad case of chronic heel pain will need to get checked out by an expert if you really want to get rid of it for good.
And if you’re going to see someone about your heel pain, you might as well choose the practice with the best treatment options and the highest standards of care, right?
If you’re struggling with heel pain, we’d love the opportunity to help you. Just give our office in Commerce Township a call at (248) 360-3888, or complete the contact form below to reach out.