Heel Pain Solution

Hi Doctor. I have been dealing with heel pain for months now and cannot find an answer I’ve seen several Podiatrists but all tell me to rest my foot and to get orthotics. My job requires me to stand all day on hard floors (I work in a warehouse) so I really can’t rest or sit down.

Any help you can provide would be great.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    There are several different causes or diagnosis under heel pain – with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis being the most common. Both of these can have a similar presentation and are often related to prolonged standing on hard surfaces. Since your job requires you to be on your feet all day I would recommend ensuring that you are doing foot recovery every day after work.

    I recommend standing on a golf ball or a product called Yamuna Foot Wakers for at least 10 minutes at the end of the day. In addition you want to stretch your calves for at least 5 minutes at the end of the day. Having appropriate footwear with a heel lift will also take the stress off of the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia.

    Since you currently are in pain you will want to also address the inflammation. If you have no tried NSAIDs or icing I would consider adding one or both to your daily routine as well. If your pain persists after 2 weeks of regular soft tissue work and anti-inflammatories then I would consider adding in physical therapy or more advanced treatment options such as injections.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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