Heel pain is a common foot condition where you may feel intense pain in and around the heel. In most cases, the pain is severe and occurs when you place weight on the heel. If not taken care of, the pain may get worse.
- Heel spur
- Damaged band of tissues in the foot
- Stress fracture
- Gradual wear and tear of the tissues
- Other bone and joint disorders such as Tarsal tunnel syndrome, osteomyelitis, bursitis and achilles tendinitis
- You shall experience pain at the bottom of the heel, just behind the heel or in the arch of the foot.
- Difficulty in walking
- Slight swelling
- Due to excess of pain, you may also get high temperature
- Numbness in the heel
- Pain can be easily managed at home with effective natural remedies
- However, you may also experience numbness or tingling sensation in your foot (which could be a sign of nerve damage)
- The temperature of the foot may increase, which could be a sign of bone infection
- In case of all these alarming symptoms, make sure you see a doctor at the earliest
- Your doctor will examine you physically. After that, in case of severity he may recommend a few tests
- You can use an over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium.
- You may also choose to apply ice pack for immediate pain relief
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