Heel Pain Treatment – Frequently Asked Questions
What is heel pain?
What causes heel pain?
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. It is usually caused by a biomechanical imbalance resulting in tension along the plantar fascia.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when too much pressure on your feet damages the plantar fascia ligament, causing pain and stiffness. Further reading: Causes of heel pain.
What are the plantar fasciitis symptoms?
- Sharp pain on the bottom of the foot or near the heel standing in the morning or after rest (“first-step pain”).
- Discomfort when stretching the foot.
- Increased pain after exercise or activity.
How is plantar fasciitis treated?
- Change of supportive shoes
- Good Arch supports
- Night splints
- Anti-inflammatory agents
- Steroid Injections
Usually, plantar fasciitis can be treated successfully by tailoring treatment to an individual’s risk factors and preferences.
Home remedies for plantar fasciitis heel pain
- Wear supportive shoes
- Wear a night splint
- Replace old athletic shoes
- Stretching exercise
- Apply ice
Which medicine is the best for plantar fasciitis?
What are the recommended heel pain treatment exercises?
- Step 1: Put a small towel on the floor, and sit in a chair so that your feet are over the towel.
- Step 2: Using your affected foot, scrunch your toes onto the towel and try to pull it toward you