Heel Pain

What Is Heel Pain?

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.

What Triggers Heel Pain?

  • Heel spur
  • Damaged band of tissues in the foot
  • Stress fracture
  • Gradual wear and tear of the tissues
  • Overweight
  • Other bone and joint disorders such as Tarsal tunnel syndrome, osteomyelitis, bursitis and achilles tendinitis

How Would You Know If You Have Heel Pain?

  • 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

What Should You Do In Case Heel Pain Worsens?

  • 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

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • 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

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Heel Pain?

You can try these effective natural remedies to ease your symptoms and to speed up your recovery:

1. Cold Therapy

Ingredients: Ice Pack

Ways to Use:

You can apply an ice pack or a cold compress on the affected areas. Cold temperature helps to control pain and inflammation

2. Turmeric

Ingredients: Turmeric, Milk

Ways to Use:

To a cup of warm milk add a teaspoon of turmeric. Consume turmeric milk 2 to 3 times a day. You may choose to add honey for taste and flavor. 

3. Epsom Salt (Sendha Namak)

Ingredients: Epsom Salt (Sendha Namak)

Ways to Use:

Mix 3 teaspoons of Epsom salt to a warm tub of water. Soak your feet in it for 15-20 minutes.

4. Massage Using Oils

Ingredients: Essential oils

Ways to Use:

Warm an essential oil and massage the affected area with the oil. Massage the sole of the feet for 10 minutes. Repeat this until the pain reduces.

So, make sure you do not let those heels hurt much and instead try these natural ways to get rid of the pain.

 

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