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How To Treat Heel Pain

How To Treat Heel Pain

This video gives professional advice on the causes of heel pain, and the best ways to treat the condition, using home techniques or possibly with the help of a specialist.

In this video, I am going to speak to you about how to treat heel pain. Heel pain is a relatively common condition that affects 1 in 5 persons worldwide at some point in their lives. It is characterized by pain worsening in the morning when you get out of bed, the patient often finds it difficult to bear weight on the heel and often limps to the bathroom.

The most common cause of heel pain is known as plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a strong band of ligament that runs from the heel bones to the toe. It is commonly injured at its insertion in the heel, and thus results in inflammatory changes locally - this causes the resulting pain and discomfort and difficulty in walking.

Treatment options initially should involve stretching of both the calves and the arch of your foot against the wall, or use of the innersole which can be purchased at the chemist. Should your symptoms not resolve over a period of two weeks, then you should consider seeking specialist help. The specialist may issue you a more specialist innersole device, consider an injection to the heel of an anti-inflammatory such as cortisone, they may even issue you splints to wear at night so that it may stretch the fascia.

Most patients' symptoms are resolved over a period of weeks to months and return to full activity. This is how we treat heel pain. .