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New Balance, Brooks, Saucony, Finn Comfort, Dunham, Aravon, and Naot are JUST A FEW Name brands that we carry.

The FootWorks store carries new lines of shoes from P.W. Minor and Drew shoes.  These shoes address Diabetic, Arthritic and hard to fit feet. 

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Phone: 614-367-1510 / 1-800-515-1640

Fax: 614-367-1246

Address:  1302 Hill Road North

                   Pickerington, Ohio 43147

We are conveniently located on State Route 256 (Hill Road) in Pickerington, 1 mile south of Interstate 70 on the East side of the street.  We are right next to Advanced Auto Parts store in a free standing building which we share with First Steps to Broadway and directly across the street from Kohl's department store.   

 


Heel Pain

Definition

Heel pain is a common condition in which weight bearing on the heel causes extreme discomfort.

Cause

There are two different categories of heel pain.  The first is caused by an over-use repetitive stress.  Over-use repetitive stress refers to a soreness resulting from too much impact on a specific area of the foot.  This condition, often referred to as “heel pain syndrome”, can be caused from shoes with heels that are too low, a thinned out fat pad in the heel area, or from a sudden increase in activity.

Plantar fasciitis, a very common diagnosis of heel pain, is usually caused from a biomechancial problem, such as over-pronation (flat feet).  The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom surface of the foot, from the heel through the midfoot and into the forefoot.  Over-pronation can cause the plantar fascia to be excessively stretched and inflamed, resulting in pain in the heel and arch areas of the foot.  Often the pain will be most intense first thing in the morning or after a prolonged period of rest.  The pain will gradually subside as the day progresses.

Treatment and Prevention

To properly treat heel pain, you must absorb shock, provide cushioning and elevate the heel to transfer pressure.  This can be accomplished with a heel cup, visco heel cradle, or an orthotic designed with materials that will absorb shock and shear forces.

When the condition is pronation related (usually plantar fasciitis), an orthotic with medial posting and good arch support will control the pronation, and prevent the inflammation of the plantar fascia.

Footwear selection is also an important criteria when treating heel pain.  Shoes with a firm heel counter, good arch support, and appropriate heel height will be the ideal choice.

If the problem persists, consult your foot doctor.

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The FootWorks Store Inc.
1302 Hill Rd. N
Pickerington, OH 43147-8986
Toll Free: 1-800-515-1640
Phone: 614-367-1510
Fax: 614-367-1246
 
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