Heel pain can be worse so much so that you ll get frustrated in daily routine. The main cause for heel pain could be Plantar fasciitis and heel spur (heel spur could lead to plantar fasciitis). A heel spur is a musculoskeletal condition that can give sever pain under the heel and/or inner arch of your foot. Heel spur should not be mistaken to heel bruise or trauma. The main reason for heel spur is caused due to over stretching of the fibrous tissue in your arch.
There is no age limit for heel pain or plantar fasciitis but it is commonly seen in people above 40. Depending up on your daily routine, heel pain can either aggravate or lessen over time. If you are someone whose job or daily routine is enormous amount of walking and standing or if you are overweight or if your exercise requires over stretching and very strenuous then you are likely to develop heel pain.
The best home remedy for heel pain is RICE treatment.
RICE is an acronym for Resting, Icing, Compression and Elevation
Resting is very very important - take a break from your regular activities
Icing - This helps a lot in reducing the inflammation in the plantar fascia ligament. It is highly recommended to ice twice a day for about 10-20 mints. You can also ice after exercises.
Compression – Go for a compression socks
Elevation – Elevate your foot whenever it is possible. It reduces and eliminates swelling. The best way to do it is lie on your back as normal and raise your foot on to a chair for abt 5-10mintues
Plantar fasciitis can take several weeks, months or years to cure depending up on your condition.