Painful Heel Pad Syndrome

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You can help to prevent heel pain by maintaining a healthy weight, by warming up before participating in sports and by wearing shoes that support the arch and cushion the heel. If you are prone to episodes of plantar fasciitis, exercises that stretch the Achilles tendon (heel cord) and plantar fascia may help to prevent the area from being injured again. You also can massage the sole of your foot with ice after stressful athletic activities. Sometimes, the only intervention needed is...

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