Health Tip: Keep Your Heels Happy

-- Heels can take a beating from a range of activities, including heavy impact exercise or wearing poorly fitted shoes.

The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these suggestions to keep heel pain in check:

  • Take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication to help manage pain.
  • Use splints at night.
  • Wear custom orthotic insoles, or similar over-the-counter products.
  • Use gel supports designed to cup the heel.

Heel pain that persists without improvement should be evaluated by a medical professional.

Posted: June 2009


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