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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Heel Pain

Our feet can handle heavy stress but overstressing them can irritate the tissues of the feet that may lead to pain in the heel. Pain may be felt under the heel, behind it, on the inner or outer side of the heel varying from case to case. Ranging from mild to severe, the reasons for heel pain are variable. A common problem, some causes for heel pain are heel spur, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and arthritis. Homeopathic medicines are highly effective in treating heel pain. Heel pain from inflammation of joints/tendons/fascia, high uric acid, bone spurs are curable with natural homeopathic medicines.

Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathic medicines for heel pain are very safe and carry no risk of adverse side-effects. They are helpful in both acute and chronic heel pain. They act on the root of the problem to stop recurrence of the disease process. They stimulate the disease fighting mechanism of the body. As the healing system of the body gets strengthened, the pain gets eradicated completely. Homeopathic medicines can be used safely by persons of all age groups to treat heel pain.

Top Homeopathic Medicines for Heel Pain

The top three recommended Homeopathic medicines for heel pain are Rhus Tox, Ruta and Ledum Pal.

1. Rhus Tox – Top Remedy For Heel Pain

Rhus Tox is a leading homeopathic medicine for heel pain. It is indicated when the pain in the heel gets worse with every step as one starts walking, but gradually decreases as the person continues to walk. It is the worse when the person stands up on his feet in the morning after sleep. A stitching type of pain is most marked in heels. The pain is felt as if one is stepping on pins or iron nails. Rhus Tox works well when the heels are over-stressed and strained leading to heel pain. Over-stretched, over-strained Achilles’ tendon or plantar fascia leading to inflammation and heel pain can also be treated effectively with Rhus Tox. In case of heel pain arising from arthritis (joint inflammation), it is a wonderful remedy.

2. Ruta – For Heel Pain From Stress / Strain Over Heel And Tendinitis

Ruta is a very effective homeopathic medicine for heel pain occurring from stress or strain on the heel or from tendinitis (tendon inflammation).  It will help to reduce pain from inflamed tendon. The pain from the heel may extend to toes in cases needing it. It is also indicated for heel pain from joint inflammation. Mostly, Ruta is helpful for relieving shooting pain especially in the left heel.

3. Ledum Pal – For Heel Pain Worse From Walking

Ledum Pal is a suitable medicine for cases where heel pain worsens from walking. A tensed feeling in the heel also accompanies. In most cases, the pain may also be felt in the soles of feet. This medicine also acts well on Achilles tendon to reduce its inflammation.

4. Aranea Diadema And Calcarea Fluor – Homeopathic Medicines For Heel Pain From Spurs

Effective homeopathic medicines for heel pain from heel spur (calcaneal spur) are Aranea Diadema and Calcarea Fluor. Aranea Diadema is one of the best homeopathic medicines for heel pain from spurs. It is indicated for boring, digging type of pain in the heel from bony outgrowths. Numbness in the heel may be alternated with pain in a few cases. Calcarea Fluor is highly helpful in dissolving bony spurs in the heel. Calcarea Fluor is a natural medicine which has shown excellent results in heel spur cases.

5. Pulsatilla – For Heel Pain When Beginning To Walk

Pulsatilla is a wonderful homeopathic medicine for heel pain felt when beginning to walk. Those needing it have pricking heel pain as from an iron nail. Soreness is also felt in the heels. The pain may worsen in the evening.

6. Colchicum And Lycopodium – Homeopathic Medicines For Heel Pain From Gout

Homeopathic medicines for heel pain from gout (joint inflammation from high uric acid) are Colchicum and Lycopodium. Colchicum is one of the most wonderful homeopathic medicines for heel pain from gout where swelling is present along with acute pain. The pain gets worse with movement and touch. Lycopodium, on the other hand, is the most effective among homeopathic medicines for heel pain from gout which is chronic in nature. A person in need of Lycopodium will have severe pain in the heel from uric acid deposits. The pain gets worse with each step.

7. Cyclamen – For Sore, Burning Pain In Heels

This medicine is recommended when there is soreness (pain on touch), burning type of pain in heels. It is worse while standing or walking. Sitting may also make it worse.

Causes of Heel pain

 Heel pain can arise from various causes as follows:

1. Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of plantar fascia that is present at the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a tissue band that connects heel bone to the toes at the bottom of the feet. Repeated stress and strain on this fascia can lead to its inflammation. The pain in heel from plantar fasciitis is most marked when getting out of bed in morning on taking the first few steps.

2. Heel spur: Abnormal bony growth at the bottom of the heel from build up of calcium deposit. It develops from repeated stress over heel. Pain from a heel spur gets worse on walking and standing.

3. Achilles tendinitis: Achilles tendinitis is the inflammation of the Achilles’ tendon – a band of tissue that connects the calf muscle in the back of leg to the heel bone.

4. Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune disease affecting the small joints of the body. It leads to inflammation, pain, stiffness and deformity (in very chronic cases) in affected joints.

5. Gout: It is a joint disease arising from high uric acid levels. When uric acid gets deposited in various body joints, it leads to marked pain, tenderness and swelling.

6. Sprains and strains: Thy result from excessive physical activity.

7. Fracture: Break in the bone is referred to as fracture

8. Heel Bursitis: Bursa is a fluid filled sac surrounding a joint that functions to reduce friction in the different structures of the joint when it moves. The pain may occur in the back of heel or deep in the heel.

9. Reactive arthritis: This is a type of arthritis (joint inflammation) that triggers from an infection.

10. Ankylosing spondylitis: An autoimmune joint inflammation disorder majorly affecting sacroiliac joint (joint at the base of spine and pelvis). In some cases it can affect back of the heel as well.

11. Tarsal tunnel syndrome: In this syndrome, compression of a nerve in the back of the foot leads to heel pain.

Haglund’s deformity

12. Haglund’s deformity: There is bony enlargement at the back of the heel occurring from rubbing of footwear or pressure on the back of the heel.

13. Osetomyelitis: Bone infection

14. Sever’s disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis): It occurs in children between age of 8yrs to 14yrs from repeated trauma to growth plate of heel pain.

Risk factors

Though anyone can get heel pain but certain factors increase the risk as follows:

1. Activities that put excessive strain and pressure on feet like excessive running, jumping or excessive standing

2. Being overweight

3. Wearing ill-fitted shoes

4. Having a flat foot

5. Having arthritis of feet

6. Having tight calf muscles

Symptoms that can attend Heel pain

1.Swelling and tenderness of heel

2.Stiffness of heel

3.Bony growth on heel

4.Discoloration over heel

Diagnosis of cause behind Heel pain

To rule out the reason behind heel pain, the doctor may recommend an X-ray to find any joint inflammation/damage, fracture of bone, calcaneal spur. To check for any medical condition in soft tissue, the doctor may also recommend ultrasound or MRI.

Tips to Prevent Heel Pain

1. Wear properly fitted shoes

2. Avoid being barefoot while walking

3. Wear footwear with heel pads to absorb stress on heels

4. If possible, avoid excessive standing

5. Warm up before beginning any activity that put excessive stress on heels

6. Reduce weight, if you are overweight

 

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