How To Cure or Heal Your Heel
Pain - Nurse's Guide
How To Cure Your Heel Pain -
If you're suffering now from minor or
severe pain in your heel, you may be wondering how to cure
it. Before you can cure pain in your heel, you must know
what is causing it. Heel pain is a very common
Thousands opf people suffer
from heel pain every day without ever knowing the
However, with a little research
the reason and solutions are simple.
So what causes pain in the
heel? If you don't already know what causes the pain re are
a few possible reasons for it.
Plantar Fasciitis As A
Cause of Pain
The most common cause of heel pain is
This pain is located on the
bottom of the heel.
If you press about one inch in
from the back of the heel on the bottom of the foot and feel
pain, it's probably plantar fasciitis.
It's caused by the irritation
and inflammation of the fascia, which is the tight tissue on
the bottom of the foot that forms the
You may notice the pain first thing in the
morning before you get out of bed.
Or you may first notice it when
walking for long distances or standing for long
It happens often after wearing
a new pair of shoes.
So if you've bought a new pair
of shoes lately, look to that as a cause
Some people try to put inserts or orthotics
in the offending shoes but that may not always
Also, if it doesn't work then
you may make the plantar fasciitis
It is curable. There are
heel exercises you can do, and orthotics you can
However if it's just from
one pair of shoes, if you stop wearing them, the plantar
fasciitis will get better.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
The second possibility is tarsal tunnel
syndrome. This syndrome is caused by a large nerve in the
back of the foot becomes pinched or
It’s similar to carpal tunnel
syndrome in your hand.
Stress Fracture of the
The third possible cause is a stress
You can get a stress fracture
of the calcanus in the foot.
This happens more often in
athletes who put heavy stress on their
This includes basketball
players and long distance runners. However, it can happen to
you when you're running or walking, participating in sports
or whenever you're putting a lot of stress on your
Achilles Tendonitis or
If your heel pain is on the back of the
heel, it could be Achilles tendonitis or retrocalcaneal
bursitis. However, this is less common.
Heel surgery is not common. You should be
able to cure your pain or heal your foot naturally without
Sometimes people get other pain
in the ankle or calf from changing the way they walk due to
the pain in the heel.
So the most common cause of your heel pain
is plantar fasciitis. Eliminate that as a cause first. If it
is plantar fasciitis, there is a lot you can do to heal or
cure heel pain with treatments at home and get pain
You can use arch supports or
orthotics if all or some of your shoes cause it. If you're
having severe or chronic heel pain then make sure to see a
podiatrist for the right diagnosis and
You may need to buy custom
orthotics if you can't heal or cure your heel pain any other
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