What is Heel Pain?
A common condition, heel pain is when an intense ache can be felt when using the affect heel. Often the pain is on one heel, however it can occur on both heels.
Causes of Heel Pain
Heel pain can happen for several reasons. The most common cause is from Plantar Fasciitis, this is where there is inflammation of the plantar fascia (the ligament on the bottom of the heel).
Treatment for Heel Pain
To treat heel pain at the start, take some paracetamol and think RICE.
R - Rest and raise your heel when you can.
I - Ice pack your heel for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours.
C - Cover your heels and ankle with a bandage or sleeve for extra support.
E - Elevate your heel when you can.