Heel Pain Treatment

Effective Heel Pain Treatment Involves Day AND Night Therapy

It makes sense to think of effective heel pain treatment as a four-part process: First, there’s short term treatment to eliminate the problem. Then, there’s long-term foot health maintenance to ensure pain-free feet for a lifetime. And in both stages of treatment, you must treat your foot and heel pain in both the daytime and the nighttime. 

Getting Started 

If pain from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis or other issues is sidelining you, you must attack the problem all day every day to make sure the pain goes away and stays away. For most people, that means using shoe insoles during the day, night splints while sleeping and avoiding going barefoot at any time. It might also involve doing stretching exercises and using a massager. 

Amazing Insoles liquid orthotics are a great choice for daytime use because they have moving glycerin inside that shifts back and forth to gentle massage away pain as you walk. When you don’t want to wear traditional shoes, some kind of orthopedic sandals are a great choice for around the house, at the beach or anywhere else you want to go. 

Wearing night splints while you sleep provides gentle stretching that keeps your feet from tightening and swelling during the night. That means you don’t lose the progress you’ve gained during the day while you’re asleep. Soft, flexible night splints work for many people, but rigid splints are available for those who prefer something more substantial. 

Staying Pain-Free 

For many people, staying pain-free means continuing exactly the same treatment they used to get rid of their foot and heel pain. But others find that night splints aren’t necessary once initial symptoms go away. Since you’ll already have the night splints, however, there’s no reason to stop using them. 

Continuing to wear shoe insoles like the ones from Amazing Insoles is a smart idea for the rest of your life. Since they’re inexpensive, continued is a great insurance policy against future problems. Wearing orthopedic sandals instead of going barefoot is also great protection. 

The most common reason that heel pain treatment doesn’t remain effective over the long term is that people think the problem has gone away and stop being diligent about treating it. 

Remember, for heel pain treatment that works for a lifetime, you need to treat the pain to make it go it away, then maintain your foot health to keep it away. And you have to take care of your feet both day and night.