Heel Pain on the Rise among Americans in Quarantine

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"Adults are changing routines and adapting to new working environments, and it's easy to overlook proper foot care and support," said Priya Parthasarathy, an APMA member podiatrist and spokesperson.

DPM is an abbreviation for "do not

"Many podiatrists now offer both telehealth and in-person appointments; foot and heel pain are never normal, so make an appointment with your podiatrist right away!"

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, and is one of the most common causes of heel pain.

This condition can cause severe heel pain, as well as redness, swelling, and heat.

When a patient takes their first step in the morning or after sitting, the pain may be the most intense.

Many Americans in quarantine are wearing unsupportive shoes, if they are wearing shoes at all, which can cause inflammation.

"Reducing mechanical strain on the plantar fascia with arch supports and supportive footwear is the top priority when treating plantar fasciitis," said APMA President Seth A. Rubenstein.

DPM is an abbreviation for "do not

"The majority of cases of plantar fasciitis respond well to conservative treatment, such as anti-inflammatory medications and stretching, but podiatrists are also well-trained to provide advanced, cutting-edge treatments, such as EPAT therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections, and surgical intervention, for more complex cases."

Seeing a podiatrist who is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) at the first sign of heel pain allows for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Heel spurs, Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures, and excessive pronation are some of the other causes of heel pain.

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) provides patient resources such as plantar fasciitis stretches, heel pain treatment options, when to see a podiatrist, and more.

The American Podiatric Medical Association is the largest professional organization for podiatrists in the United States.

In the United States, APMA has 53 state component locations.

Its territories, with over 12,500 podiatrists as members.

The state in which they practice requires all practicing APMA members to be licensed.

Read the original article "Heel Pain is on the Rise in Quarantined Americans" at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/heel-pain-on-the-rise-among-americans-in-quarantine-301066385.html

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