"EVERYTIME I GO FOR A WALK, I GET A LOT OF PAIN IN MY LEGS AND HEELS - WHY IS THIS?"
Pain with walking is not very motivating to get you up and going but it serves the function to protect you and let you know that tissues are damaged and breaking down.
The pain limits your activity to limit further destruction and breakdown of the tissues. Symptoms of aching in the posterior leg and heel with activity can be due to Achilles Tendonitis. This is an inflammation in the tendon due to repetitive or intense strain on the Achilles tendon which is the tendon that inserts into your heel. This can be caused by a sudden increase in activity, age, wearing worn-out shoes or mechanical/structural problems in your feet.
A comprehensive foot examination assessing your feet and gait type will determine if you need Custom Foot Orthotics to correct and support your feet while aligning the lower kinetic chain (ankle, knees, hips and back). If you have flat feet or mechanical issues you will benefit from custom devices that fit your feet exactly while over the counter devices offer cushioning not support. Call us today to discuss!
It’s Your Future, Be There Healthy....
Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.