HEEL PAIN MANAGEMENT

Edanny Heel pain is a common problem and most people experience it when they wake up and take those first steps. It can be caused by stress fracture, bone tumor, gout, an Achilles tendon rupture, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis and so on. However, it is always important to consult a doctor when you have the pain so you can get the correct diagnosis.

Heel pain should be treated immediately before it becomes severe. Most people make the mistake of assuming the pain then they end up experiencing the excruciating pain as the condition worsens.

What Happens To Cause The Pain?

What happens is that an inflammation of the fascia occurs. The fascia is simply the ligament that is along the foot’s bottom. The ligament is normally attached to the heel and when it gets little tears, the foot structure becomes loose and the pain increases.

Managing Heel Pain

Since the pain in the heel is usually quite uncomfortable, do not aggravate it. Simply refrain from any activity that applies pressure on the heel. If you are an athlete, a dancer or doing anything that requires you to be on your feet for long hours, simply stay off your feet for a while to let your feet relax and recover.

Have footwear with built-in support and some cushioning to avoid pressure on the heel. People with high arches or flat feet are highly-likely to experience heel pain as a result of plantar fasciitis. If you have high arches, consider looking for footwear with a softer platform and extra cushioning that will help ease the heel pains. Also consider shoes with laces, straps or buckles because they are perfect for high arches. If you are flat-footed, consult a doctor and get custom inserts for your footwear. They might cost you quite some amount but they are worth it in the end because you will avoid a lot of excruciating pain which is often a result of heel problems.

If you are a die-hard sports person, ensure that you get the correct athletic shoes in order to prevent any stress fractures and other foot pains.

Loose The High Heel

Yes you want to stay fashionable, but at the expense of your feet? Simply lose that 5-inch heel because it certainly won’t do you any good. High heels have been known to cause bunions, corns and various serious heel problems. If you absolutely can’t imagine life without the high heels as part of your fashion statement, go for the shorter heel. You will still look fashionable and you will cause less damage to your feet; it’s more like a lesser of two evils. However, avoiding high heels altogether would be better.

The Icepack Heel Pain Treatment

This will only ease the pain but will not get rid of it. Simply place an icepack on your hurting heel for about ten to fifteen minutes. Do this at least twice per day and you will notice considerable improvement.

Do A Calf Stretch

Simply place your hands on a solid wall then extend a single foot behind you. Ensure that your knee is straight throughout. Next place the other foot in front with your knee bent and push your hips forward. Stay in that position for about ten seconds and you will feel a sort of pull in your calf muscles. Keep interchanging the legs. Remember to do calf stretch for about twenty times for better results. You will notice an improvement.

With the above suggestions you will manage heel pain and prevent it from happening.  Visit Dr Jeffery W. Lamour for more information about heel pain and heel pain treatment.