Heel Pain? Don’t ignore it!

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If you’re suffering from heel pain, don’t ignore it! The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis, which can take you out of commission for weeks or even months. Aggressive preventive measures will help prevent future suffering. There are four things you can do for your foot: rest, stretch, ice, and take anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen to reduce swelling. Avoid activities you think might be causing your heel pain and begin a stretching routine. Here’s a link to excellent stretches (with animated pictures) from personal trainer and triathlete Deborah Lynn Irmas of Santa Monica, Calif.  who has suffered from bouts of heel pain herself.

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Here’s the link.  http://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/plantar-fasciitis-stretches#1

(Image of foot from…http://www.clearwaterfootdoctor.com/resources/foot-ankle-topics/heel-pain/)

 

 

 

 

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2 responses »

  1. Absolutely! Never ignore any type of foot pain, especially heel pain. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the amount of time you’ve had symptoms by 2-3xs to calculate how long it may take to heal. Stretching is definitely a key to an efficient recovery.

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  2. Christophe Carlier

    Thanks for sharing! I came across this article because my wife suffers from heel pain and it seems like she is trying to ignore it. I keep trying to get her to go to the doctor for it but she says it isn’t serious. This article has been very helpful and informative. Thanks again for sharing.
    -Chris | http://www.wetreatsorefeet.com

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