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Trusting Your Heels to Inserts

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Visit the Sherlock Holmes exhibitionWhether you are a Dallas, TX resident or just visiting the city, be sure to check out the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Since opening its doors in December 2012, the museum has become a valuable educational resource for the community. There are 11 permanent exhibit halls, but you don’t want to miss the current traveling exhibitThe International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. If you suffer from an issue like plantar fasciitis, though, the thought of exploring the 180,000 square foot facility might not sound like a great way to spend the day. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a world-famous sleuth to uncover the mystery for getting the treatment you need!

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes sharp, shooting pain first thing in the morning and then throughout the day after you spend periods of time sitting or standing. It can develop due to various root causes, including shoes with inadequate support, obesity, running, and faulty arch structures.

When it comes time to treating your heel pain, one of the possible methods we may employ is the use of orthotics. It is important to note that these medically-prescribed devices are not the same as shoe inserts that you can purchase at nationwide pharmacies and retail stores. Those products certainly can provide extra cushioning and even some arch support, but they cannot correct medical conditions. Custom-made orthotics, on the other hand, are intended to fix biomechanical issues that lead to problems.

Orthotic inserts can be constructed to relieve the stretching and stress on your plantar fascia that you would otherwise experience when walking or standing. Some of these devices help to correct pronation issues that result in plantar fasciitis, while others help absorb and spread the forces that come with taking a step, thereby easing pressure on your heel.

If you are suffering with heel pain, Dallas Podiatry Works can help! We have the expert foot specialists you need so that you can spend time at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, or perform any of the activities you enjoy, without pain. Simply give us a call toll free at (888) 716-5283 or use our online form and request an appointment at either our Dallas or Plano, TX offices. Let our foot doctors give you the relief you need today!

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Category: Heel Pain Relief

Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.

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