Why Does My Heal Hurt?
Heel Pain Essential Knowledge:
By far and away the most common source of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is deceiving because the most effective way to relieve it is to actually stretch your calf, not your heel. The heel pain of plantar fasciitis is often amplified by tight calves so by keeping your calves loose and stretched is the most effective way to eliminate or reduce calf pain. Also, if the pain is at its peak in the morning then it is most likely Plantar Fasciitis.
Heel pain can also be caused by an Achilles Tendon injury. The pain is felt just above the heel and must be taken seriously because it is the largest tendon in your body and recovery isn't quick and easy. Learn more here.
The Stretch Easy
The easiest and most effective way to stretch your is calves is using the Stretch Easy. The Stretch Easy is a handmade slant board that allows you to stretch at a 45 degree angle, the optimal stretching angle, every time.
Compression socks stimulate blood flow which directly relieves the pain felt by plantar fasciitis. Compression socks can be worn during the day or at night and are the easiest way to feel plantar fasciitis pain relief FAST! Purchase a pair here.
Read more about plantar fasciitis and effective treatments here.