Heel pain is commonly caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue that creates the arch of your foot. Pain is caused by overuse or injury of this area. Treatments for heel pain focus on relieving inflammation and improving strength. Icing and medication are two easy ways to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Additional treatment techniques include wearing a special splint or boot while you sleep to stretch out the plantar fascia. Your podiatrist may also recommend resting and cutting down on activities, such as running or other exercises, that place repetitive stresses on your feet. Special orthotic inserts for your shoes can provide support if your heel pain is related to problems with the arches of your feet. Although rarely necessary, surgical techniques also exist to provide permanent relief from severe heel pain.
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