Heel Pain 101

Why your feet say “ouch” when you get out bed…

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons states that heel pain is the most prevalent complaint presenting to foot and ankle specialists and may be seen in upwards of 11-15% of adults. Heel pain is experienced by people of all ages and demographic backgrounds. Podiatrists often see children who are suffering from heel pain, working people who are on their feet most of the day, and older people who just wake up one morning with sharp stabbing pains in their heels. Heel pain is a problem that can affect people of all ages. There are many reasons why more of us are experiencing heel pain; two of the biggest are our increasingly active lifestyles and the increase of obesity. Many of us are exercising on a regular basis, and while this is a tremendous benefit for our health, it can contribute to the development of heel pain. The good news is that you can continue to work out regularly and effectively treat your heel pain too.

You simply do NOT have to suffer with heel pain. Don’t wait until the pain is so bad that you can’t even walk or function normally. The book was created so I can educate the public on the truth about heel pain. I wrote it so that you could understand the causes of heel pain, the treatments available to you, and so that you could learn how to prevent heel pain in the future. I wrote it so people could avoid wasting time and money at all those stores that claim to have the perfect shoe or shoe insert. I hate hearing people tell me about how they have tried an expensive shoe or insert after having a salesperson tell them heel spurs are the cause of heel pain. If you have a toothache would you listen to a salesman at Walmart wanting to sell you a new toothbrush? Then why go to a shoe store and listen to a salesman tell you about a new shoe or insert? I wrote this book because heel pain is NOT normal and it CAN be treated.

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