Heel pain

heel.jpg Heel pain is the most common complaint. Some of the causes are arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, heel spurs, and plantar fasciitis. Also exercising too hard, wearing the wrong type of shoes, or probably standing too long on your feet, can cause foot pain. Though the pain can be cured easily at home, you should consult the doctor if there are other symptoms like tingling, numbness, leg cramps, or fever.
  • To get rid of the pain, pamper your feet a little. Soak them in warm water (add a little salt to the water) for about 10 minutes. This loosens up the muscles and relives from pain. it should be then followed with a gentle massage of the feet.
  • Exercise your feet daily. Follow a simple exercising schedule (explained above) and just see the results.
  • Wear shoes that fit snugly to your feet. Both loose and tight footwear can cause you harm.
  • If you are overweight, cut down your calorie intake. Excess weight is bound to stress your feet and other joints as well.
  • For quick pain relief, try an anti-inflammatory like aspirin. Then put up your feet and relax.