First Aid for Heel Pain

Greetings, salaam, shalom and namaste to you and all. I trust you’re safe, well and in good spirits.

Like most foot conditions, prevention is always better than cure.

The most effective way to do this for heel pain is to wear the right shoe for the right occasion. If you planning to be active, ensure your footwear is supportive and cushioned.

There are many causes of heel pain, and these include trauma, pressure, ligament strains and nerve irritation or entrapments. By far the most common cause is overuse and trauma.

This may be caused by inappropriate footwear, a specific event or poor foot posture. 

If managed early the following changes can often resolve the issue without the need to seek professional attention or further management:

  1. Ice packs, several times a day.
  2. Calf stretches whilst sitting or lying down.
  3. Cushions sandal for indoor and cushioned trainers for outdoors for at least 2-4 weeks.

Thanks for reading and on behalf of everyone at the Foot Comfort Centre we hope you have a great day.

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