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What You Can Do About Your Heel Pain

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Pain in the heels can be brought on by heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, or from wearing shoes that are bothersome for your feet. If you have heel pain, then you may not be able to do all the things you could do before because this pain is hindering you from doing so. Things as simple as walking around shopping all day or being on your feet for an extended amount of time are just a few of the things you may not be able to do because of the pain in your heels. If you have this pain, there are a few things you can try to help ease the pain. You should also make an appointment with a podiatrist to have your heel issue diagnosed properly and treated as needed. Read on for a few things you can do to help as well.

Use Kinesiology Tape

Apply kinesiology tape to your foot to offer extra support to ease the pain associated with your foot problem. Apply the tape across the heel from your inner ankle to the outer ankle, then from the backside of the ankle down to the heel, crossing the tape you just applied. This is going to help give your foot extra support and can be worn daily. Reapply the tape as needed. If you have sweaty feet, you may need to reapply the tape more often.

Wear Supportive Shoes

Wearing flat shoes or heels may not offer you as much support as your feet need right now. Change your footwear and wear shoes that offer a little more support, such as gym shoes or shoes that have arch supports in them. If you have to wear other types of shoes for work, you need to add inserts to them to give you the extra support you need to ease your heel pain.

Take An Over-The-Counter Pain Reliever

Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever will help ease the pain that you have in your heels as well. Taking pain medication should only be done under a physician's supervision, so be sure to consult your physician about taking pain relievers of any type. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on dosage and only take the amount directed.

If you have pain in your heels, you should make an appointment with a podiatrist for a thorough exam and diagnosis and for heel pain treatment options to ease your pain for good.