I Can’t Put Any Weight on My Heel

May 18, 2020

Are you unable to put any weight on your heels? Do your heels pain a lot when you put your foot down the first thing in the morning? Or, after you’ve been resting for 2- 8 hours? And when you feel the pain might get worse after walking around for some time, it actually disappears? As if nothing happened.

If you’re facing the same situation, then today’s article is going to be a mind opener for you. Today, we’ll discuss why you are unable to put pressure on your heel and what you can do to get rid of the heel pain. 

What’s Plantar Fasciitis?

The situation of heel pain that you’re going through is called Plantar Fasciitis. It’s a situation when there’s an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a tissue in your foot that’s used while walking and foot movement. It can be caused by a variety of factors like the kind of shoe you’re wearing, the surface on which you’re walking, and your foot structure, to name a few. 

When the bottom of your foot is stretched by a fibrous, ligament-like band of tissue called the plantar fascia, which starts from the base of your toes to the bottom of your heel bone.  

Why Is This Happening to Me?

Plantar Fasciitis is something men and women of all ages go through. It; ‘s quite common between adults of 30 to 65+ of any sex. You don’t have to be afraid of the pain, most cases don’t need surgery. It affects not only men but women as well. 

However, you might want to get the pain evaluated under the expert eyes of a foot surgeon. You can book a free initial call with us to examine your pain and help you get relief as soon as possible.

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But Why Does Plantar Fasciitis Result in Me Not Being Able to Bear Weight Right Away?

Whenever you’re resting on your bed or couch, your body attempts to fight the inflammation happening in your heel and tries to reverse the damage done to the fascia. When this happens, your fascia is usually in a contracted position. Whenever you give rest to your body for more than 8 hours, your body is trying to repair itself, and that’s the reason why you feel sudden pain. 

What’s the Solution?

You don’t have to suffer forever! You can get expert treatment for your heel pain or plantar fasciitis, depending on the level of damage and what caused the damage in the first place. In cases where further treatment is needed, Heartland Foot & Ankle Associates can offer options that are advanced, effective, and personalized to fit your unique needs! This may include cutting-edge modalities such as custom orthotics (to reduce biomechanical sources of stress) or laser therapy (to accelerate the natural healing process), or simpler ones like physical therapy, night splints, or new shoes.

If you have any questions or are concerned about not being able to bear weight on your heels, please contact our office at (309) 661-9975 or click the button below. You can even find us on Facebook.  We are always happy to answer questions!