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How To Alleviate Pain In Your Heels

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Pain in the heel can be troublesome, especially if you're on your feet all day long. If you have pain in your heels, it may end up leaving you very uncomfortable, even after you are at rest. If you're beginning to lose sleep because of your pain in your heels, or you are beginning to change how you walk because of the pain, it's time to do something about this pain. Read on for a few ways you may be able to alleviate the pain in your heels.

Add Inserts

Adding inserts to your shoes gives your feet cushion and support. Add the inserts to every pair of shoes you wear to give you extra comfort and to help prevent the pain in your heels. As you wear out your shoes, the cushion goes away, and they may not be as supportive, or your feet may just need the extra support. If you don't have enough support, it will begin to affect your feet, and you will be in pain. 

Ice Your Feet

Using ice is another way to soothe the pain in your feet. You can place a frozen bottle of water beneath your foot or use an ice pack to soothe the pain in your feet. Ice your feet when you're at rest in the evening to give you some relief. The ice can help to numb the pain a bit and will allow your feet to heal.

Take A Pain Reliever

You can also use an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease the pain you feel in your heals. Take the pain reliever when you're at rest, or throughout the day when you aren't able to rest your feet. It may only offer you temporary relief, but it can help with the pain you feel to keep you going. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how much pain reliever to take per day.

Stretch Your Feet

Pain in the heels may be caused by your feet not getting stretched enough. All of that standing and walking may cause the tendons in your feet to tighten and leave your heels in pain. Stretch your feet daily, and take time throughout the day to stretch your feet as well. Stretch your feet by placing a foot against the wall and pressing it into the wall to give the tendon a good stretch. Repeat it on the other foot. 

If you have pain your heels, it can take a lot out of you, even when at rest. Talk to a foot care specialist, such as Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists, about what else you can do to alleviate your heel pain.