Feet. They carry you from here to there every day. But you may not think much about them until they hurt. And when they do, you want relief. To get the right treatment, you need to know the problem. The first thing to consider is where your pain is located. If your pain is in your heel, you may have. Thatвs an irritation or
of the band of tough tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. Usually, it hurts the worst in the morning when youвre getting out of bed. You can feel it in your heel or in your arch. Rest your foot. Do heel and foot. Take over-the-counter pain relievers. Wear shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. В are another source of. These are abnormal growths of bone on the bottom of your heel. You can get them from wearing the wrong shoes or from an abnormal walk or posture, or even from activities like running.
The spurs may hurt while youвre walking or standing. Lots of people have them, but most donвt have pain. People with flat feet or high arches are more likely to have painful heel spurs. Wear a cutout heel pad. Use a custom-made insert (called an orthotic) worn in the shoe. Wear shoes that fit well and have shock-absorbing soles. Take over-the-counter pain relievers. Rest your foot. Try. If you still have pain, ask your doctor about medical procedures. A stone В is a deep of the fat pad of the heel or ball of the foot. Itвs often from an impact injury, but it can also happen after stepping on a hard object. The pain feels like youвre walking on a pebble.
It will gradually go away on its own. Rest your foot. Ice the area. Take over-the-counter pain relievers. A heel fracture is usually a high-impact injury such as from a fall or car accident. Your heel bone may not just break, it could also shatter. Heel pain, bruising, swelling, or trouble walking are the main symptoms. Donвt put pressure on the heel. You can use crutches. Protect the heel with pads. Wear a splint or cast to protect the heel bone. Ask your doctor about over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. Try physical therapy. If youвre still in pain, ask your doctor about surgery. IMAGES PROVIDED BY: 1)PBilderlounge/Beyond Fotomedia 9)PDr. P. Marazzi / Photo Researchers 15)PDr. Allan Harris/Phototake 16)PDr.
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