Facebook Live- The viscous cycle of heel pain and not being able to lose weight
Facebook Live 25 February 2020
Vicious cycle of heel pain Very often in the clinic we see patients with heel pain who are also wanting to lose weight. Many of these patients struggle to be able to do both of these at the same time. If they are unable to exercise they gain weight ,which can result in increased pressure on the heel making it worse and if they exercise they find the heel pain symptoms become worse. This turns into a catch 22, and a vicious cycle
What we would recommend if getting some "quick fast treatment" to get you through the training sessions these include methods such as strapping to redistribute pressure, shockwave therapy, correct footwear and potential foot orthotics. Then it would be beneficial to consider lower impact activities such as cycling and swimming that will still provide a workout. Just because you are experiencing heel pain does not mean you need to be sedentary.