Under the foot, in the hollow foot, sits a wide and thick tendon which is important support. If you overload the tendon, you may get a pain in the tendon attachment under the heel. Occasionally, a build-up of the bone is formed on the underside of the heel. It looks like an X-ray spur and is therefore called a heel spur.

The trouble is often because you have run or walked too often with bad shoes.

Symptoms of pain under the heel

When you have heel spurs, it usually hurts under or inside the heel when you walk and stand. The pain usually goes away after a while.

It is the late attachment and not the heel groove itself that hurts. You can get long-term health problems, but they usually go away with time. After a year, most people are fine.

It is not uncommon for problems with health tracking again.

Read more about skeletons and joints.

What can I do for myself?

When you have a health tracker, you should first review your shoes. The shoes should be firm and the sole should be soft under the heel. You can try shock-absorbing posts that can be purchased in shoe stores, sporting goods stores, and pharmacies. It is important that you relieve your foot when you start to get sore under the heel.

You should rest from above all running and walking until you are no longer in pain if the trouble is due to exercise. On the other hand, activities that do not strain the heel go well, such as cycling and swimming.

You can take shorter walks after you are no longer in pain and extend them as the hassles decrease.

When and where should I seek care?

Contact a health care center if the inconvenience does not pass even though you rested from sports and provided better shoes and posts.

Treatment of pain under the heel

You may need to have custom-designed inserts in your shoes if you have more trouble. Ask your doctor if you need help getting in touch with an orthopedic technician. Physical therapy, physiotherapy, including stretching and taping can also relieve the problems.

If you have a lot of pain, you can try an analgesic containing paracetamol, such as Alvedon and Panodil, or anti-inflammatory painkillers, NSAIDs, which contain ibuprofen, such as Ibumetin and Ipren. If you are pregnant or if you are over 75, have cardiovascular disease and have previously had stomach ulcers, paracetamol is recommended for self-care instead of NSAIDs.

A doctor can give a cortisone syringe under the heel if nothing else helps. It can reduce the pain for a few weeks, but also increase the risk of overloading your foot. Therefore, doctors usually try to avoid it.

If you have severe problems that do not go over in any other way, there is also the possibility of getting so-called shockwave treatment or being operated on.

Influence and participate in your care

You can seek care at any medical center or open specialist clinic you want throughout the country. Sometimes a referral  to the open specialized care is required.

You should understand the information

In order for you to be involved in your care and treatment, it is important that you understand the information you receive from the healthcare staff.

Ehtisham Nadeem

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