If we are talking about a posterior heel spur then you can try mole skin to the back of the heel to prevent irritation. Open back shoes are an option as well.
Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM
- Runners stretch (you can Google this)
- Use towel/band to pull your toes towards your nose before you wake up in the morning
- Roll a frozen water bottle on bottom of your foot
- Any stretch that focuses on the Achilles
Wearing an OTC night-splint at night might also help. The splint stretches the calf which in turn help reduce the discomfort.
Sometimes the best and quickest way to reduce heel pain is to change shoes. Wearing high heel shoes or narrow dress shoes increase pressure to the heel bone and plantar fascial ligament, which in turn, will cause heel pain. Changing your shoes is sometimes the quickest way to reduce heel pain.
If all else fails, it's best to follow up with your podiatrist for help. If it has become a chronic issue, then the next steps may be cortisone injections, custom orthotics and lastly surgery.