How Do You Find Relief From Heel Pain?

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Heel pain can range from mild to severe and even debilitating. It is a common health complaint, especially among athletes, and it can be caused by a variety of problems. The key to finding relief for the pain is speaking with a doctor to receive a proper diagnosis first.
 
Dr. Steven Royall with Mountain Point Medical Center explains some common causes of heel pain. 
 
Common Causes of Heel Pain
 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Heel spur
  • Stress fractures
  • Excessive pronation
 
When to see a podiatrist
 
If you are experiencing pain, inflammation, redness, and heat in your heels, especially if it limits daily activities, it may be time to visit a doctor. A podiatrist can examine the area and perform diagnostic tests to determine a treatment plan.
 
Prevention
 
  • Wear shoes that fit properly and provide support
  • Wear the proper footwear for each activity
  • Warm up and practice stretching exercises
  • Pace yourself during activity
  • Allow your body to rest after exercise
 
At-Home Treatment Options
 
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Foot supports
  • OTC pain medication

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