Treatment for heel pain is can be simple as refraining from the activity that causes the pain (for example running) and allowing any damaged tissue to heal. Icing can also help reduce any swelling. In some cases your consultant may recommend orthotics (shoe inserts) to reduce the pressure on an area of your foot. Severe cases of heel pain may require splinting or surgery. A specialist foot surgeon can diagnose and treat your heel pain.

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