Is my Extra Weight Causing my Heel Pain?
Obesity and foot pain are closely linked. Your weight does increase your risk for developing it, though it isn’t necessarily the direct cause of the pain. Your feet must support your whole body when you stand, and handle even heavier pressure when you take a step. The more weight you have, the more strain is put on your supporting tissues. This includes the plantar fascia, which attaches to the bottom of the heel. If you develop heel pain and are obese, the extra pressure from your body weight stresses the connective tissue and can make it much harder to recover. You’ll need intentional care and prompt intervention to remedy the condition and relieve your discomfort. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer from heel pain, even when you struggle with weight. To learn more and to have your feet evaluated by one of our skilled doctors you only have to make an appointment. To do this you can call our offices directly or, for those who would like to request an appointment online, you can click on the MAKE AN APPOINTMENT button at the top of this page.