Alternative Names Pain - heel Home Care Rest as much as possible for at least a week. Apply ice to the painful area. Do this at least twice a day for 10 to 15 minutes, more often in the first couple of days. Take acetaminophen for pain or ibuprofen for pain and inflammation. Wear proper-fitting shoes. A heel cup, felt pads in the heel area, or an orthotic device may help. Night splints can stretch the injured fascia and allow it to heal. Additional steps: Apply moleskin to avoid pressure if you have bursitis. See a physical therapist to learn stretching and strengthening exercises. These help prevent plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis from returning. Call your health care provider if Your pain is getting worse despite home treatment There is little progress after 2 to 3 weeks of home treatment Your pain is sudden and severe You have redness or swelling of your heel or you cannot bear weight What to expect at your health care provider's office Your doctor will take your medical history and perform...
Recently, I’ve found two new exercise role models (and one that I admired four years ago) who are all middle-age women. This trio continue to push themselves physically as they age and seem to have found the fountain of youth. I think you'll find them equally as inspiring.
Sadly, an era ended yesterday. Dara Torres didn’t qualify for the Olympics. Why is that important? Well, you see, this would have been Dara’s sixth Olympics. At the age of 45, she was edged out of qualifying by a whopping nine-hundredths of a second in the 50-meter freestyle in the Olympic qualifying swim meet. She was beaten by a 25-year-old and a 26-year-old.
In a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Torres admitted that her body has had difficulty recovering from the strain of swimming qualifying races and a final. “Mentally it’s been so tough the past couple years with having more bad workouts than good workouts and going to meets and not being able to go faster at...
This is supposed to be the " Decade of Pain Control and Research ." There's even a law that says so, but patients in pain would never know it. There are times when it seems that the "war on drugs" has turned into a war on patients in pain and the doctors who would like to prescribe for them. In 2004, the DEA issued a document, Prescription Pain Medications: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Health Care Professionals, and Law Enforcement Personnel . But as soon as attorneys for Dr. William Hurwitz, a doctor who was being persecuted -- errr, ummmmm prosecuted -- over his prescribing of pain medications, notified the prosecuting attorney that this document would be used in his defense, the DEA suddenly withdrew the document. Karen Lee Richards, an expert on our ChronicPainConnection site has written a thought provoking piece I hope you'll read, Pain Patients Should Not be the Victims in the War on Drugs .
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