September is Pain Awareness Month

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Did you know that September is Pain Awareness Month? Each day, Americans live with chronic pain. Many people are unsure of sharing their pain, or they do not know how to respond. The doctors at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston want to remind you that foot and ankle pain is not something to accept as normal; we are here to help.  

When it comes to any form of pain, we recommend that you respond quickly by scheduling an appointment with a podiatrist. Early detection may prevent a condition from worsening. Here are three reasons you may be experiencing chronic pain:  

Plantar fasciitis

If you are experiencing chronic heel pain, you may be diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Many people mention that they experience pain early in the morning as they start their day or after getting up from an extended amount of time while sitting. This pain can feel sharp, or you may feel like your foot is throbbing. This is a feeling that you should not have to walk with each day. Let us help. 

Delayed treatment to an injury

One of the best pieces of advice we can give is to respond to injuries quickly and to not ignore symptoms. Something as simple as an ankle sprain can have long-term consequences with delayed treatment. Chronic pain or arthritis in the injured areas are examples. Don’t dismiss your pain. 

Skipping recovery

You may feel like you’re ready to bounce back after foot and ankle surgery, but remember that your body needs time to return back to its healthy state. Listen to your doctors and don’t skip the recovery process. If an injury doesn’t heal properly, your pain may stay. You may also be prone to future injuries.   

We work with patients who share their experiences with chronic pain. Our board-certified team of podiatrists and surgeons listens and provides treatment options. If your home is the North Houston area, visit us at the following locations: Northwest Houston, Northeast Houston, Tomball, Liberty Dayton, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Cleveland, and Livingston. Make an appointment online or call us at (281) 444-4114.