Health Tip: Preventing Heel Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Heel pain can stem from a number of causes, from injury or deformity to a number of health conditions.

The American Podiatric Medical Association says you can help prevent heel pain by:

  • Making sure that shoes fit well and provide good sturdy support.

  • Wearing appropriate footwear for all activities.

  • Getting rid of shoes that are worn on the soles or heels.

  • Warming up and stretching before and after running or working out. Also, pacing yourself while exercising.

  • Losing any extra weight.

  • Eating a nutritious diet.

  • Getting plenty of rest.