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Adult Heel Pain: It’s Not Just From Getting Older

Adult Heel Pain Dallas txSometimes finding out exactly how things work from the inside out makes us appreciate them that much more. “Animal Inside Out” is a special event at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX until February 17th, 2014. Visitors will be able to take an “anatomical” safari of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures. This one is definitely a must see!

When we are afflicted by foot pain, it is wonderful that we have the advances in medicine to be able to get an inside look and find exactly what is going on. Heel pain in particular can be tricky, because there are several reasons that it can develop. We often blame getting older as the reason for foot pain and thus just put up with it. Foot pain is never normal, and it is always worth getting to the bottom of it.

One of the most common causes for heel pain is plantar fasciitis. If just stepping out of bed in the morning is leaving you hobbling with pain, this condition is likely the root of your discomfort. It occurs when the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot becomes damaged and inflamed. When your Achilles tendon endures a lot of strain, tendonitis can result, which often causes pain in the heel as well. Another less common reason for heel pain is a condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome. This occurs when the tibial nerve that runs down the back of the leg to the ankle becomes compressed. If you are involved in a sport with a lot of running and jumping, your heel pain could even be from a stress fracture.

Don’t just attribute foot pain to aging or regard it as something you have to live with. If you have heel pain, contact Dallas Podiatry Works so we can find the cause and provide you with the right treatment. Make an appointment with Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo and Dr. John Baca by calling our office in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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