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How to Get Rid of Heel Pain

Heel pain is generally pertained to the result of defective or broken biomechanics or movements such as walking gait abnormalities. This condition place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that are directly attached to it. Pain may also be associated to injury or trauma that is caused by stress, over exhaustion while doing strenuous activities. Your footwear can also be one factor to be considered.

Pain is always the top priority when caring for patients. This is because pain can hinder us from doing anything else thus limiting our maximum capabilities. When someone is in pain, he or she may not function well and all others can be affected as well. So, if you seem to have this kind of condition, you should be able to do something about it right away.

Cold compress

Putting ice on the affected area can very much reduce the inflammation that is brought about by the pain. By constricting you veins, it also halts the pain receptors as well. Simply put an ice pack on your heel for approximately 10 minutes every hour or two. To avoid frost bites, put a thin cloth on the skin before putting on the ice pack.


Pain is something that is very subjective and unique for everyone. One may rate the pain as 4 (in a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest) while others who have the same condition feels as if the pain is 7.   If you feel that the pain is not tolerable anymore, medicating it through pain killers is the best option. For heel pain, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or what we call the NSAIDs like ibuprofen can help you relieve the pain.

Footwear modification

Supportive shoes are most likely to be prescribed for you condition. This kind of shoes gives the best arch support with a slightly raised heel that reduces the stress on the plantar fascia. This also gives a comfortable feeling to your feet.

Also, it is advised that you use shoes that fit your feet very well in every side. You must comfortable and if it is possible, choose the one with shock-absorbent soles with rigid shanks and supportive heel areas. If you can, try to wear the correct shoes for a certain event.

Night splints

This particular splint will be able to maintain an extended stretch on your plantar fascia while you are sleeping where you are unconscious of your movements.

Professional help

If you’re trying all sorts of remedies at home and you’re just finding that nothing is working, you may want to resort to meeting with a doctor.  He/she may find that there could be an internal injury or you may even need some sort of physical therapy.  Whatever the case may be, you’re going to find that this should be one step to take in order to ensure that there is no damage that has been done.

Limit yourself

If you’re overweight or you do a lot of strenuous activity with your heels, it may be time to lay back on this sort of thing.  If you’re finding that you’re overweight, it may be ideal to lose some weight or even go on a diet so that you’re not putting a lot of pressure on your feet.

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