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How much foot pain is normal?

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This is a question I have been asked many times, but it never fails to make me feel a bit sad.  There are apparently more people out there than I realized who are living with or "dealing" with foot pain on a daily basis.  The answer to the question is that the average Judi or Joe should NOT have foot pain on a daily basis.  Pain is not 'normal.'

When asked this question, I always gather more details on the type of foot pain, when it is the worst and how long it has been going on for.  As an example, there are many people who have pain in the heels on a consistent basis - for some it has been going on for weeks, and some YEARS!!  As you will see from reading many of our other articles, blogs and FAQ's, there are so many ways to treat heel pain that there is truly no excuse for having it forever!  Generalized fatigue and aches in the feet at the end of the day shouldn't even be a consistent problem.  Pain is your body's way of letting you know that something is wrong and this shouldn't be ignored or disregarded.

While pain in the feet is never 'normal', there are a few exceptions when a life with no foot pain cannot be a reality.  Instances of chronic arthritis or certain types of pain syndromes can cause chronic pain in the feet.  However, even in these instances, there are many treatment options to stop pain from being a constant drain on your life.

Don't wait another day to start getting relief of your foot pain!  Call Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic today!