Untreated Foot Pain May Lead to Fiasco!

When you relentlessly pound your feet up and down the field or court, you can just about expect that at some point you will suffer an injury. One of the most common complaints may not be an actual diagnosis, but rather is a complaint of heel pain.

untreated foot painHeel pain may be the result of overuse and the only cure for it is rest. The problem is that many people choose to ignore early warning signs and make heroic attempts to ignore the problem. Heel pain will not get better if left untreated and continued use sets you up for more serious injury. Pain in the foot usually forces your body to compensate in other ways, which can lead to pain in other areas of the body. For example, if you suffer heel pain in your foot, you may begin to limp. This affects muscles in the legs, bone alignment, joint performance and your posture. Other body parts that suffer the consequences are unknowing and unwilling participants in a domino effect. Once an injury occurs your body’s self- protective mechanisms are weakened leaving you more susceptible to future injuries. If you think of your feet as the foundation of a building, it’s easy to understand that if the foundation crumbles, the strength and integrity of the building is compromised. The structure weakens and cracks, begins to lean and eventually the likelihood of the building remaining upright is in question.

Good bio mechanics and muscle balance is necessary in order for the body to avoid overuse injuries. Thankfully, there are a number of things that can be done in order to correct faults.

  • Exercises can strengthen the foot and ankle. When done properly and over time the feet and ankles will be better conditioned and able to support the tons of stress they must endure each day. Your feet are equal to the task if you just provide them with a little consideration.
  • Orthotics may be necessary to correct faulty mechanics. Your doctor can determine whether inserts will help, or if custom orthotics would be necessary for your specific situation

Heel pain has many causes. See Drs. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin at Dallas Podiatry Works for an accurate diagnosis of your foot pain. Call the Dallas office at 972.853.7100 and Plano at (972) 943-3323 to schedule an appointment. They may need to conduct some physical tests to help determine the exact cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan for you.

The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

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 foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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