Heel pain treatments vary depending on the underlying causes and factors and the duration of the condition.
Management of heel pain
Investigation with x-rays and ultrasounds may required to determine the degree of damage and extent of injury.
Initial treatments focus on reducing the pain and encouraging healing. The particular treatments used will depend on several factors including the person’s age, weight, activity levels, medical history and condition severity.
Heel pain treatments
Strapping and Taping
Heel lifts and insoles
Tight soft tissue release with stretches, massage, rolling and dry needling
Ultrasound and ESTW
Oral antinflammatories and corticosteroids injections
In some cases night splints, moon boots or surgery are considered
People who have had heel pain once can develop it again. Orthotics and appropriate shoes are important in prevention.