3 Common Causes and Best Treatments for Heel Pain

Heel PainPain in your feet (more often than not) is not usually that serious, although of course, we would always say that you should seek medical advice whenever something in your body starts to give you pain. Whilst heel or foot pain is not usually serious, the problem is exacerbated by the terrible inconvenience of having to actually use our feet to get anywhere.

Gout

Mainly associated with pain in the toe, gout can also severely affect the heel. It can come on with absolutely no warning signs and be painful enough to make it feel as though your foot may be broken.
Usually, a change in diet will help to avoid the symptoms of gout; reducing your red meat intake can make a large difference, but for the more severe cases, there are medications available which will eliminate most of the pain.

Plantar fasciitis

One of the most common causes of heel pain, originating from a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia, pain comes from the inflammation of the tissue. Often worse in the morning, once the foot has been moving, the pain can decrease.
Some types of exercise can exacerbate the problem, running in particular. Avoid stressing the heel in such exercise. Obesity is another factor in early onset, changing your diet can help lose those extra pounds.

Severe condition

Generally associated with adolescent children, particularly boys, sever condition tends to affect the back of the heel, in severe cases, causing inflammation and swelling as well as chronic pain. Resting the foot can help but ice packs, heel inserts and medication are available for longer term sufferers.

Whatever foot condition you may have, taking medical advice is always advisable. If you wish to discuss your needs with a trained professional, CONTACT PREMIER FOOT for an appointment.

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