The Foot Specialists in Northridge treat heel pain so patients can live pain-free this holiday season.
NORTHRIDGE, CA, January 01, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- If you find yourself reaching down behind your foot and grabbing your heel in agony, it may be a sign of a problem that can be resolved by Northridge, CA podiatrists Dr. Stefan Feldman and Dr. Charles Kelman. Patients commonly come to The Foot Specialists looking for help with heel pain and related foot issues.
"For some, heel pain becomes a part of every day life due to their lifestyles or strenuous activities. However, when you allow the pain to persist without seeing a podiatrist for therapy, it can worsen and cause more concerning problems that can't be ignored," said Dr. Stefan Feldman, podiatrist in Northridge.
Two of the most common conditions associated with heel pain are plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that starts in the feet and eventually travels to the heels. Tendons at the bottom of the feet become inflamed and cause severe pain in the heel when it goes untreated. Heel spurs are growths that form on various parts of the heel bone. They're caused by tension of the plantar tendon where it is connected to the heel. The growths are painful, especially when there are more than one. Both of these common heel conditions are preventable, but when they go untreated it becomes necessary to see a specialist like Northridge, CA podiatrists Dr. Feldman and Dr. Kelman to correct the problem.
Most people use their feet everyday -- some more than others. Some people walk blocks and blocks in city environments for hours each day. Others, particularly athletes, put undue strain on their feet and heels in practice and competitions. So most heel pain is a result of "wear and tear" on the body.
Wearing uncomfortable, poor quality shoes can also lead to heel pain over time. Women in particular experience problems when they wear extremely high heels and walk for long periods of time in them regularly. A poorly made shoe will also rub up against the heel and cause it to become raw and red over time. Many heel and foot related problems can be prevented by investing in comfortable shoes that are specifically designed to fit the shape of your feet.
When experiencing heel pain, Northridge residents are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stefan Feldman or Dr. Charles Kelman at The Foot Specialists for therapy and other solutions that can finally give them some relief. For more information, patients can visit http://www.feldmanandkelmandpms.com/
About The Foot Specialists: Dr. Stefan Feldman received his undergraduate education at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and went on to earn his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1978, graduating Cum Laude. After graduation, Dr. Feldman served as a Podiatric Surgical Resident at Kern Hospital for Special Surgery in Warren, Michigan until 1980. Dr. Charles Kelman attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1978. He was also a Podiatric Surgical Resident at Kern Hospital until 1980.
Dr. Stefan Feldman
9335 Reseda Blvd. Suite 500
Northridge, CA 91324
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