Posted by: Sam | 2009/01/22

Painfull heel syndrome

The specialist doc says I have painfull heel syndrome and not achilles tendonitis as I thought. Please can you tell me more about painfull heel syndrome?

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Dear Sam

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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Our users say:
Posted by: MARIE | 2009/02/10

heels is not painfull during day. when I lay on my back the heels are painfull so that I have to change position. My feet are in a good condition.

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