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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. Brook and Northcutt at Dallas Podiatry Works for an accurate diagnosis of your foot pain. Call the Dallas office at (972) 566-7474 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.

"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 all h
"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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