Can losing weight help relieve my heel pain?

Heel pain and obesity are definitely related. Pain is often the result of an overuse condition like plantar fasciitis. When you walk, each pound of weight exerts 3 or 4 pounds of force on your lower limbs. If you lose 5 pounds, it is like taking 15 – 20 pounds of pressure off your feet with every step. That can make a big difference in wear and tear on your tendons and bones.

If you need help losing weight, or if you have heel pain that doesn’t go away, it’s time to call Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates. We can diagnose the reasons for your pain and recommend treatment to get rid of it—including weight loss tips. Call our Daytona Beach office at (386) 274-3336, or check our webpage for additional Atlantic coast locations and phone numbers.