The most common problem which women strugglewith is heel pain. It is mostly caused by repetitive strain and stomping of the heel.As a woman, if you like wearing stilettos, keep reading this article, this might be of great help.When it comes to heel pain, following a preventive measure is much easier than the treatment. Without a proper prevention ofPlantar Fasciitis (heel pain), symptoms occur again and again. Here are some easy tips to preventthe heel pain:

Maintain appropriate body weight

Retaining a healthy weight is the key to having healthy feet. Although, weight loss is challenging, especially for those who are already struggling with heel pain, but a combination of low impact exercise and a healthy diet will help in weight reduction.

Stretching is essential

Make sure that you stretch before you exercise. Stretching your calf with your toe pointed upward is particularly beneficial for your feet. Not only it will make your exercise easier, but at the same time, it will also prevent heel pain that could result from muscles that are too rigid.

Wear the right gear

It is important to avoid shoes that do not fit well and shoes that are worn out because they do not provide your feet with the proper support needed to avoid injury. Walking and running barefoot can also pose a risk to the feet, especially for people who have high arches. Hence, the right gear is vital to your heel pain prevention.

If you can’t live without wearing heels, then opt for thicker heels and covered shoes. Kick your shoes off in between, and stretch your ankles and toes.

The article has been contributed by Ms. Kanchan Naikawadi, Preventive Healthcare Specialist, Indus Health Plus.

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