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Heel Pain - Causes, Home Remedies, & Medical Treatment

by Isabel Blamey Professional writer
This article discusses the common reasons that cause heel pain, available home remedies, and medical treatment. 

Have you ever thought how much pressure you are every day putting on your feet? Our regular activities including waling, and jumping put pressure on the feet. Well, it is true that feet are made sturdy so that they can deal with a huge amount of pressure and forces. Still, our heel can develop pain when pressure is excessive. Several reasons can work behind heel pain and you can avail advanced heel pain treatment in Australia no matter what is the reason behind your pain.

In this article, we are going to discuss some major reasons that cause heel, some effective home remedies and medical treatment to address this feet issue.

Common Causes

Plantar Fasciitis 

The human body contains a ligament that looks like bowstring. It connects the heel bone to the tip of the foot. This ligament is called plantar fascia. When plantar fascia gets affected by any inflammation, then it is called plantar fasciitis. It may cause mild to severe heel pain.
  
Heel Bursitis

Sometimes inflammation affects heel back. This is a very common foot condition that usually caused by landing awkwardly. It can also be caused by excessive pressure coming from footwear.
 
Heel Bumps

Heel bumps are common in teenagers. Teenagers’ heel bone is not fully matured and it rubs extremely. This results in the formation of excess bones. Sometimes, it is caused by flat feet.
 
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Often a large nerve in the back of the foot gets pinched and entrapped. This is a type of compression neuropathy that may take place either in the ankle or foot.
 
Chronic Heel Pad Inflammation

Chronic heel inflammation of the heel pad can be caused when the heel pad gets too thin making the footsteps heavier.
 
Stress Fracture

A stress fracture is connected to repetitive stress, strenuous exercise, or sports. Professional runners are more prone to stress fractures.  The way cracked heel treatment heals cracked heel, it can also be soothed by effective treatment.
 
Achilles Tendinosis

This chronic health condition is related to progressive degeneration of the Achilles tendon. It causes severe pain in the heel. 

Home remedies

If your heel pain is mild, then you can try the following home remedies to soothe the pain:
• Apply ice cube three of four times a day for about 15 minutes at a time. Some people find it uncomfortable to apply ice directly on their skin.  They can wrap the ice in a damp cloth or towel before placing it on their heels. 
• You can also have non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to get relief from the pain. You don’t need prescriptions for these drugs. These are easily available in the nearest drug stores.
• You may take a temporary break from the high-impact activities. If you put on pressure on your heel while suffering from pain, it may further worsen the condition. 

If your pain gets deeper, you will need heel pain treatment. Listed below are the medical treatments you can avail:

• Medications
If your doctors find that your problem can be solved by medications, they will prescribe medicines considering the situation that has caused your pain. 

• Steroid Injections
Sometimes when doctors find the matter serious but can be resolved without surgery, they prescribe steroid injections.

• Surgery
Only when doctors find the matter extremely severe and cannot be treated except operating, then surgery is performed to recover heel issues. 


If you feel moderate heel pain, you can try the home remedies. If it is severe, immediately consult a podiatrist.


Author Bio

The Author  is a podiatrist. He has expertise in heel pain treatment. He also deals with cracked heels treatment on a regular basis in the podiatry clinic where he has been working for many years.  He has his own blog where he discusses vital issues related to podiatry. 


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About Isabel Blamey Senior   Professional writer

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Joined APSense since, June 21st, 2016, From Perth, Australia.

Created on Oct 21st 2019 08:02. Viewed 238 times.

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