Experiencing heel pain? You are not alone!
Heel pain is one of the most common foot complaints across all age groups. Heel pain getting out of bed in the morning, standing after rest or after long periods on your feet are all common descriptions we hear from people suffering heel pain.
If you are experiencing heel pain try these hot tips to relieve your symptoms…
- Before getting out out of bed, massage the bottom of your foot by rolling a tennis ball between your heel and ball of the foot for 30 seconds to 1 minute each.
- While eating your breakfast or enjoying your morning coffee, rest your heels on a hot water bottle of heat pack to get the blood flowing and loosen the stiffness.
- Wear good, arch supporting footwear during the day, even inside your home.
- Daily calf stretches – these help ease tension on the plantar fascia.
- At the end of the day use a frozen water bottle or ice pack on your heels to reduce the sharp pain you may experience at the end of the day.
Heel pain can be fixed! It can just be a little stubborn, particularly if it has been bothering you for some time. If you’ve tried these quick tips but still experiencing some pain it may be time to see a Podiatrist, the experts in heel pain! With specific training in anatomy and movement they can find the underlying cause of your pain and help put the spring back in your step.
Let our Podiatrists help you, treat your heel pain effectively and get you back to doing the things you love!
To see a Podiatrist at Rural Health book online or phone (02) 5926 3806.