Your feet carry you everywhere and allow you to take the important steps that lead you around in all aspects of your life.
Yet, most people take their feet and ankles for granted.
Some women squeeze their toes into sky high stilettos every day to achieve a leggy, glamorous look despite the extreme discomfort.
There are also men who refuse to put on footwear other than their old sneakers and end up with tendon problems.
You know who you are ladies and gents, but we’re not here to judge. We only want to help.
Issues like those need the attention of highly skilled professionals from the Beltsville Foot and Ankle Center located only 3.5 miles from the center of College Park, Maryland.
Our expert podiatrists are compassionate, intelligent and understand the stress that men and women experience, when pain is getting in the way of your daily movement and active lifestyle.
If you’ve ever felt heel pain, you are not alone. Heel pain is the most common foot problem, just ask the two million Americans who encounter it every year.
The heel bone (also known as the calcaneus) happens to be the largest bone in the foot, and pain can crop up in the front, back, or bottom of the heel.
When your heel has been compromised, it can affect several parts of your body. In other words, the connection can drum up pain in your legs, hips and back.
Some common conditions responsible for heel pain are:
Plantar Fasciitis affects the wide band of tendons and ligaments that stretches from the heel to the ball of the foot.
Inflammation often occurs in only one foot, and can be caused by an uneven stride or poor calf flexibility.
Bursitis of the Heel projects pain right beneath the heel bone in a small sack of fluid known as the bursa. This can be a very painful condition.
Achilles Tendinitis is a condition many athletes know all too well.
It is an inflammation of the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. Joggers, tennis players and those engaging in high impact exercise are vulnerable to this condition.
Our podiatrists can evaluate, diagnose and treat your common foot and ankle conditions with expertise and if needed, advanced technology and treatments.
Sometimes, something as simple as shoe inserts, medications, and or stretching are the first line of therapy for pain.
Extended physical therapy is another method, and surgery is suggested, only as a last resort, if other treatments fail to achieve the desired result.
If your foot or ankle is limiting your daily routine, and the pain is not diminishing, then seek the attention of a capable podiatrist.
Why continue to suffer and cripple your mobility? All it takes is a phone call to our compassionate experts at The Beltsville Foot and Ankle Center.
Let us remove the pain and put the spring back in your step.
Give us a call today at 301-937-5666 or fill out our appointment request form.