Often the heel pain is the result of overloading. In rare cases, can be caused by a single injury.
The heel may be swollen or tender if you:
The following measures can relieve heel pain:
Call your doctor if you have heel pain that does not improve after 2-3 weeks of treatment at home. Also call if:
Conditions associated with heel pain include:
Maintain flexibility and muscle strength in the calves, ankles and feet can help prevent some types of heel pain. Always stretch and warm up before exercising.
Wear comfortable shoes that fit well and with good arch support and cushioning. Verify that there is enough room for your shoes.