Heel soreness is one of the most common forms of foot pain people experience. It usually affects the underside or back of your heel. If left unchecked, it can become intense enough to interfere with your normal activities, particularly exercise. When you experience heel pain, the most common causes are plantar fasciitis (bottom of the heel) and Achilles tendinitis (back of the heel) according to the Mayo clinic.
If you’re feeling pain and discomfort from your heel, it’s a good idea to pay attention and monitor the condition. Check for blisters, swelling, or anything else that shouldn’t be there. Avoid walking barefoot or in unsupportive shoes. This is especially true for diabetics. It’s also probably not a good idea to just self-medicate without a proper diagnosis from your foot specialist. This may offer a temporary solution that could allow a more severe problem to evolve, unnecessarily.
Consider resting when possible. Avoid activities that put stress on your heels like running, prolonged standing, or walking, especially on hard surfaces. Ice your heel with an insulated cold pack or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel for 15-20 minutes three times a day. Avoid placing an uninsulated ice pack directly against your skin. Try stretching your Achilles and calf muscle a few times a day as well. It’s recommended to change out older footwear to be sure you are getting the proper shock absorption for your heels and feet.
Pedifix.com offers a wide range of medical footcare products specially designed to help you manage and relieve your heel pain, fast. The FasciaFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve (#P6023) is a unique, multi-zone compression sleeve that helps relieve pain and swelling associated with plantar fasciitis by enhancing circulation and minimizing the effects of inflammation. For all-day or all-night use.
The Visco-GEL® Achilles Protection Sleeve (#P1400) comforts, cushions and protects the Achilles from pressure and friction from tendonitis, bursitis, heel prominences, pump bumps (Haglund’s Deformity), and any tenderness or redness at the back of the heel. Also moisturizes dry skin, as proprietary Visco-GEL® releases mineral oil and vitamin E. Gentle compression of sleeve speeds healing. Slim design fits in most footwear. 1 per pack.
If you have questions about any of the quality heel pain relief products from PediFix, please reach out to us at pedifix.com or by phone at 1-800-PEDIFIX (733-4349) to speak directly to a product specialist today.
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