If you stop to think about it, it is rather amazing what our feet do for us throughout our lifetime.
Anyone who can get through life unaffected by a foot problem is incredibly lucky.
When a foot problem does arise, we usually ask our feet to plow through in spite of the pain. But getting a foot condition to heal while sticking with your normal routine isn’t always possible.
We certainly do our best to help heal foot and ankle problems without suggesting downtime. But here’s the thing… there are just some foot conditions that require us to give our feet a rest.
That rest could be in the form of avoiding the treadmill or power walking. For runners, it could mean not running for a while. For people who stand all day at work, it could even mean taking some time off.
Chronic plantar fasciitis is one of the common conditions that require some downtime. Certain more painful conditions might require the use of a boot or crutches to allow them to heal.
There is so much pressure on our feet, that hoping they will heal without giving them some relief is just plain asking too much.
If you’re not sure whether your foot pain needs a rest to heal, feel free to come and see us for an opinion.
We’ll get you back on your feet in no time.