Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

(HealthDay News) — Heel pain can make everyday activities difficult and painful.

The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these preventive tips:

  • Make sure your shoes fit well. Choose soles that are sturdy, help absorb shock and offer heel support.
  • Toss out shoes that are heavily worn in the heels or soles.
  • Wear shoes that are designed for your activity.
  • Before exercise, warm up and stretch. Pace yourself as you exercise.
  • Get plenty of rest and good nutrition, and lose any extra weight.