Heel Pain: Steps to heal

Heel pain can make some of the most basic daily activities hard to achieve. If you have ever had foot pain you understand the difficulties with walking, running, and standing for extended periods of time. Fortunately, there are at home remedies to treat heel pain before needing to make a trip to your podiatrist.

Ice Pack

Using an ice pack to reduce inflammation can be one of the first steps to treating your heel pain. An ice pack purchased from the store is best but if you’re unable to purchase one using at home supplies will suit the need.

Limiting Activity

Staying off of your feet as much as possible while your heel pain finds itself out of your feet will do wonders. Of course, if you have a job that requires constant movement on your feet this isn’t much help. This is where you can gauge how serious the foot pain really is in your case.

Avoid Bumpy Ground

Uneven ground can make for awkward steps that will make your heel pain worse. Which means an activity like trail hiking wouldn’t exactly be wise while your heel pain improves.

Pain Relievers 

A common pain reliever is ibuprofen but you should use whichever pain reliever that you’re used to. A pain reliever can offer those much-needed spurts of temporary relief to heel pain.

MLS Laser Therapy

MLS Laser Therapy is a pain-free treatment that we use here at Table Mountain Foot and Ankle clinic for post surgery pain relief and everything in between. Contact us to learn more about MLS Laser Therapy for heel pain.

Good Shoes

Nothing that has too worn out that doesn’t provide great arch support is what we would call a good shoe. Since you will be on your feet from time to time in the heel pain relief process your footwear choices are absolutely important.

Avoiding heel pain can start with following best practices for a sport you play or wearing the correct sized shoe. If you believe your heel pain is related to a greater injury play it safe and give us a call at (303) 422-6043.