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Your heels bear tons of pressure each day when you stand and walk. It’s no wonder that heel pain is a common complaint. Heel pain occurs for a variety of reasons, from wearing the wrong type of shoes to abnormal growths or tendon problems. Fortunately, most cases of heel pain can be treated without surgery. Talk to you doctor if you have heel pain. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent bigger problems.
Treatment for heel pain depends on several factors, including the cause and extent of the underlying condition. In many cases, rest, physical therapy, pain relievers, injections, proper shoes, and sole inserts can relieve symptoms. When such treatments fail, surgery may be recommended.
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