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Heel Pain: Conditions, Injuries & Treatments

Sep 26, 2013

Many of us have at some point experienced heel pain ranging from mild discomfort to debilitating pain. This could be caused by plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, or simply heel pain. Understanding the cause of your pain is important to treating symptoms correctly.

  • The most common symptom from plantar fasciitis is a burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the heel of the foot.
  • The traditional remedies for plantar fasciitis include stretching the calf, massaging, decreasing one's training, losing weight, purchasing better-fitting shoes (with a raised heel and arch support), icing the sore heel, and taking ibuprofen.
  • A heel spur is a pointed bony fragment that stems from the heel bone into the sensitive tissue and nerves, resulting in pain in the foot with every movement.

Read MORE to find causes and treatment options for all types of heel pain. Happy walking!

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