Are You Living With Chronic Heel Pain? Five Tips On How To Help Manage It.
Updated: Sep 24, 2018
Heel pain can be debilitating when at it’s worse. It can cause you excruciating pain in the mornings or when getting up after resting for some time.
Here are five tips to help you manage your heel pain –
Consider wearing insoles for your shoes. These will help support your foot and allow it to work in a better way. The correct material choice for your insoles is important as this will help to absorb the shock of each step.
Consider wearing a night splint. A night or resting splint will help hold your foot in the optimal position for repair to take place and can help ease the morning pain.
Wear supportive shoes while your heel pain is at its worse. You can read our previous blog on choosing the correct shoes and why this is important. Try and avoid shoes with hard soles or very thin soles.
Make sure you are not walking on hard floors at home. Nice cushioned slippers are a must at home when you have heel pain.
Some selfcare: Gentle stretching and strengthening is a must. Sometimes we don’t realise how tight our muscles and tendons can get. Gentle calf stretches on a regular basis can help improve symptoms and keep heel pain at bay. Using an oil such as Arnica Oil or soaking in Epsom salts can also help to relieve symptoms of heel pain.
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