Heel Pain Exercises
22 December 2015 | John
Heel pain can be incredibly debilitating and can cause everyday life to become difficult. Because of this, it’s vital that your feet get the care and help that they need to reduce pain and get back to their former glory.
One of the best and most proactive ways you can do this is to perform some heel pain exercises. These are exercises which have been developed to stretch the muscles and tendons which can cause heel pain to develop.
Be sure to consult a doctor before doing these exercises to make sure they’re right for you.
This exercise is designed to be performed first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up. For most people with heel pain, this is when the pain is at its worst, so stretching at this time can help to relieve the pain it can cause. The easiest way to do this is to keep a long towel beside your bed so you can do it the moment you wake up.
This exercise is incredibly simple, and can be done whenever you are sat down – at work, at home or even on the bus.
During this exercise, you should be able to feel your Achilles tendon and calf muscles tighten. This is an important part of this exercise and should be expected.
This is another simple exercise and can be performed at home with no extra equipment – all you need is a set of stairs.
How Else Can I Get Rid Of Heel Pain?
Another great way you can get rid of heel pain is to get your hands on a pair of shoe insoles designed for heel pain. These insoles work by reducing pressure on the heels and more evenly redistributing it around the rest of the foot. This reduces the strain the heels go under and thus reduces the pain.
Insoles for heel pain come in a range of different designs, from full length insoles which help to redistribute pressure throughout the foot and reduce the shock of heel strike, such as the Express Orthotics Firm Density Blue Full Length Insoles, to heel cups which only focus on cushioning the heel, such as the Footmedics Silicone Gel Heel Cups.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on some insoles for heel pain, head on over to Shoe Insoles and check out our range of Insoles for Heel Pain.