Our expert says:
Painfull heel syndrome is caused by shoes where the heel is too low or has insufficient cushioning. It is also caused by a sudden increase in activity or a thinning of the natural cushioning of the heel.
Treatment involves treating the pain and making sure it does not come back. Anti-inflammatories and ice help as does stretching the calf muscles, rest and using shoes with good heel cushioning. Elevating the heel by wearing a shoe with a higher heel will also help.
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