Health Tip: Easing Heel Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Heel pain can be triggered by a number of factors, from bone spurs to a "fallen" arch that causes the foot to pronate inward.

The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these suggestions to help ease heel pain:

  • Make sure shoes fit well and have plenty of support in the heel, sole and arch.

  • Wear the correct shoes for each activity.

  • Get rid of shoes with worn soles or heels.

  • Warm up before, cool down after and pace yourself during exercise.

  • Give your body plenty of rest and good nutrition.

  • Lose any excess weight.

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