Treatment of heel pain without reduction of sport activity


Do you suffer from pain, especially in the mornings or after a long rest? Read this!

Heel pain can be very disturbing, since most of the day we put our feet on the ground, whether we stand, walk or run or even sit. The sensation of the pain is very frustrating and doesn't allow us free behavior in our daily routine.

You may probably suffer from the pain just recently, but the cause for it is your posture and the way you walk, stands and run. You create pressure on the foot and that led to the problem that only recently expressed in pain.

In order to understand the solution for that pain, we must understand what causes the pain.

There are two main reason for the pain:
1. Plantar fasciitis.

2. Bone spurs on heel

Plantar fasciitis

There are plenty names to that phrase, common phrases are tennis heel, runner heel and even heel spurs (although heel spurs are development of plantar fasciitis).

The reason for that is inflammation or degeneration of the planter fascia. The high arch is using as a shock absorber for the feet, knees and whole trunk. In strenuous physical activity or wrong activity may develop tears in the ligament surround it. Our body can recover small tears but when we starch our feet without proper support inflammation may occur. This happens especially in athletes who engage in sports including jumps and multi load on leg.


I meet in my clinic many people who started running without any training, guiding and appropriate shoes and after a few months began to feel pain and problems which led to stop their enthusiasm with physical activity. So, if you think to manage a new sport, consult me or a professional who can give you good advice.

Bone spurs on heel

Heel spurs is the development of inflammation in the heel. Our body takes care of itself in a variety of illnesses and most of them we do not feel. In this case, the body has to deal with the inflammation. He found a special way to reduce stress on the fascia by enlarging the bone and by that shortening the tension of the ligament. This situation is so unpleasant and I offer you not to get there. It is extremely important to treat yourself while the problem is still beginning and thus avoiding unnecessary situations.

Also bad lifestyle adds to the development of a heel spurs. Bad diet, stress, poor sleep, obesity and other factors increase the chances of a heel spur.



the treatment of planter fasciitis includes rest, weight loss, treating stress and custom made Orthotics.


Is there a need to reduce physical activity?

I have no unequivocal answer to everyone, but in most cases, if treated correctly with custom orthotics and stretching, you can get cured without a reduction in physical activity.

Consult with an orthopedist or physical therapist that specializes in sports.

How insoles help treat plantar fasciitis?

When jogging or running we load a lot of pressure on the foot and draw the plantar fascia, causing tearing and inflammation. Custom orthotics (only) restricts the foot and thereby prevents it stretch and lengthens and treat the root of the problem and the infection goes away.


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