While you’re trying to fix chronic heel pain by yourself, it may actually be getting worse and worse. If self-care hasn’t significantly reduced your heel pain in 2 weeks, it is not likley to do so. Continuing with self-care after that can actualy create a chronic heel pain condition.
If you finally find effective physician care after all that time goes by, it can cost more to fix and will probably take longer too. Meanwhile, you’ll continue to suffer from the pain, which may cause problems beyond just painful feet.
Chronic heel pain can cause debilitating emotional pain, with wide-reaching effects on you, family, friends and work-life. The longer heel pain continues, the more devastating emotional and physical effects it has on everyday life and overall health.
Painful feet affect overall well-being more quickly and deeply than people might realize. Feet are incredibly sensitive. Your feet have more nerve endings per square centimeter than any other part of your body. That’s why foot pain can impact your life so quickly.
Diminished job performance, frustration, anxiety, anger, lack of energy, inability to complete chores or handle the kids, depression, feelings of isolation, are all normal reactions to chronic pain. Chronic pain threatens your job, your family, your friends, and possibly even your life.
Chronic pain is nothing to mess with. No normal, healthy person can tolerate constant pain for very long, without suffering emotional stress. Lacking successful treatment, a life crippled by pain may be the only outcome.
The Truth about Self-Help Cures
There is no lack of self-help information on the internet for the “treatment” of heel pain. Some of it is actually true. And some of the advice is pretty good.
And there is no lack of online retail products for sale, claiming to cure heel pain. Some of them are helpful too, IF they address what’s actually causing your heel pain.
With all the info and products available to “cure” it, why do 2 million people every year still wind up with heel pain that remains un-healed and chronically painful?
Here’s the TRUTH about heel pain, the real reason so much unsuccessfully treated heel pain exists, the secret the DIY sites, self-help advisers and home-treating product sellers don’t tell you about chronic heel pain:
Not everyone’s heel pain has the same cause, so it may not respond to “cookie-cutter” treatment. The reason YOU have heel pain may be different than your friend’s, or wife’s or co-worker’s source of heel pain.
One-size-fits-all solutions (the online self-help variety, friend advice, or even cookie cutter physician treatment plans, including my self-care Healing Plan
) won’t solve your heel pain if the solution doesn’t treat the REAL source of that pain.
And the longer your heel pain goes untreated, the less effective the DIY, self-treatment and self-care products become, until nothing you do works anymore.
The good news is, even if you have “tried everything” but failed to resolve your heel pain, it doesn’t mean you just have to live with it. In most cases, you can be successfully treated with conservative care and reclaim your life.
Imagine what your life could be like
if you fixed your heel pain
and never suffered from it again.