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Simple Home Remedies to Take Away Heel Pain

The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation is dedicated to promoting civic pride and awareness of our community. This organization puts together events like the upcoming Hike across the Prairie on June 6 at 8:00 am. The 2.3 mile hike will highlight historic downtown, the Interurban Railway Museum, and other fascinating landmarks. Think your morning heel pain may keep you away? Think again, because we have simple home remedies that can help.

There are various causes of pain in your heel, but the most common is plantar fasciitis. This condition is caused by inflammation of a thick band of fibrous tissue—the plantar fascia—that runs along the bottom of your foot. When subjected to repetitive forces, the fascia develops tiny tears that lead to inflammation and pain. Here are some home care tips that may help you find relief:
Home Remedies for Alleviating Heel Pain

  • Rest. Taking time away from activities gives your body time to heal, but consider cross-training with low-impact exercises, too. Plantar fasciitis is often caused by overuse. Incorporating swimming or yoga into your workout routine can decrease the stress your fascia faces.
  • Ice. Cold temperatures provide relief by reducing inflammation and pain. Be sure to cover the ice or ice pack with a thin towel or cloth to avoid skin damage, though.
  • Stretch. Stretching, and strengthening, your plantar fascia and Achilles tendon will increase flexibility and decrease your risk for injury. Our office can recommend appropriate stretches and exercises to help.
  • Footwear. Supportive footwear that offers ample heel cushioning will go a long ways towards not only helping with an existing ailment, but also in keeping it from becoming an issue in the first place.
  • Night splints. These devices help the condition by gently stretching the injured ligament and your Achilles tendon throughout the night. This keeps them from tightening and then causing pain in the morning.
  • Medication. Always check with our office first for appropriate dosage and type, but over-the-counter medications—especially nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—can help reduce your pain and inflammation.

Home remedies may provide relief from heel pain, but there are bound to be instances when you need professional care. In such times, Dallas Podiatry Works is here for you. Our office is staffed with caring, expert foot specialists who want to restore your feet to their natural, healthy condition. Contact us by calling toll-free at 972.566.7474 or scheduling your appointment online for either our Dallas or Plano, TX offices today!

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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