Heel Pain Treatments
Heel pain is often caused by plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciitis is a pathology of the foot characterized by injury to the foot caused by stretching or rupture of the plantar fascia, a fibrous membrane that makes up the floor of the foot and extends from the heel bone to the base of the toes. It can cause severe pain in the heel and arch of the foot and become disabling.
The main treatment for plantar fasciitis is to reduce pain and inflammation with pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs. The podiatrist can use steroid injections if necessary.
There are also other complementary treatments such as:
- applying ice to the affected area;
- rest ;
- massage of the plantar fascia;
- wearing a splint at night;
- wearing shoes that provide better support for the foot.