A lot of times when you go and see your family doctor, the doctor tells you that you need to lose weight, and the first thing they recommend is exercise, which has increased the incidence of heel pain.
Besides heel pain, we see a lot of tendonitis. We have a large presence in the diabetic population and all the complications that can arise from diabetes such as poor blood flow, ulcerations, deformities also caused by diabetes; a condition called peripheral neuropathy where the progressive degeneration of the nerves that can cause numbness, tingling, sharp shooting pains.
We also see athlete's foot and fungal toenails and ingrown toenails. Of all the conditions that I see the most, heel pain is probably the number one condition that I see in my office. There are several factors behind that. For one thing, our society has become more aware of exercising and incorporating that into their daily routines, not only from a health perspective but also as Baby Boomers are now reaching their golden years, they're also increasing their exercise levels as a way to stay fit and to continue enjoying the activities that they've enjoyed even when they were younger.
For further information make an appointment to see Dr. Richard Nichols at Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists at 817-481-4000 serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1986.