You don’t want to deal with aching heel pain while you watch chihuahua races, do you? Chihuahua races are coming to Chandler for this year’s Cinco de Mayo festival, held downtown on May 3, 2014. The event is free, sponsored by the Si Se Puede Foundation as part of the annual celebration of Hispanic culture and contributions to the city. Enjoy excellent food while you wait for a “king” and “queen” chihuaua to be crowned. Of course, if your heels hurt, standing or even walking for too long will put a damper on the event. Fortunately there are ways you can deal with the problem before the festival arrives.
Early treatment is an important factor for remedying heel pain, so don’t wait too long to do something about your discomfort. You’ll need to relieve pressure on your heel and rest your lower limbs so your tissues can heal. You’ll most likely need to take a break from hard-impact activities, so you don’t continue to stress your feet and ankles.
You may also need to change your footwear or use orthotics so you have more cushioning and support. Icing your heel will help decrease any inflammation and swelling. Stretching your Achilles tendon and your plantar fascia may help those tissues relax and reduce stress on your heel bone. For stubborn pain, our staff here at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona may recommend anti-inflammatory medications as well.
You don’t have to live with heel pain, much less let it control or limit your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Take care of your feet at the first sign of trouble. Contact Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona for more information or an appointment. Fill out our online contact form, call, or fax to reach our two offices: call (480) 963-9000 and fax (480) 963-0375 for our Chandler location; call (480) 981-1800 and fax (480) 981-0229 for our Gilbert office.