Is heel or foot pain reducing your play time with your kids? In our busy lives we all want to find ways to spend more time with our kids. But often foot and heel pain can get in the way of being able to run, jump and play with our kids. Foot pain is one of the leading problems stopping adults enjoying imaginative and energetic play with children. For people with foot pain you are in luck!

Heel pain is usually caused by our body “getting older” and therefore the muscles and tendons are not as flexible. With this decrease in flexibility the tiny bones of the foot moves a little and therefore every step you take your foot bones are not in the correct alignment. This causes the little tendons and muscles to be “overused” at the incorrect angle, therefore causing pain.

Often the pain starts occasionally, then progresses more frequently. The most painful time is usually those first few steps when you get out of bed.

Top tips to try before seeing a Podiatrist are:

  • Wear your trainers to and from work
  • Purchase new trainers that are not able to be bent in half
  • Wear shoes that are lace up or buckle up
  • Stretch your calves daily

If these do not work, make an appointment with Barefeet Podiatry, so they can easily align your foot bones to the correct position, which alleviates pain.

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