Heel pain has a lot of potential causes, and not all of them may be preventable. If your heel hurts in the morning when you first get up, though, there are ways you can help minimize or even prevent the discomfort. During the day, wear supportive, well-fitted shoes with cushioned heels. Stretch periodically, particularly focusing on the Achilles tendon and the plantar fascia. Add in some stretches and foot exercises right before bed, and when you first wake up in the morning.
The condition that causes heel pain first thing in the morning, plantar fasciitis, is an overuse problem, so make sure you condition your feet for your exercise. Pay attention to when they ache or get tired, and let your feet rest as much as possible when they reach that point. It’s much nicer for you to prevent heel pain than to have to treat it. Let Carolina Podiatry Group help you take care of your feet. Use our website to reach our South Carolina offices for an appointment. You can also call us directly: (803) 285-1411 for the Lancaster location, or (803) 548-FEET for Fort Mill.