Heel Pain and Bank Holiday Walks

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Heel Pain and Bank Holiday Walks


August is not ending without our Bank Holiday!  In need of a break from work? Hooray for the Bank Holiday!  Plus the weekend? It is indeed a long break.  Going on a nice stroll with a breath of fresh air is so satisfying except that you are still dealing with your heel pain? Fret not as we have some tips for your heel pain suffering.

Heel Pain occurs with repeated pressure on the plantar fascia.  With repetitive stress, it can become inflamed  and very painful.  And this is the least thing we like!  Nevertheless, here are some of the exercises you can do on your own that can help ease the pain in your heel.

Here are some targeted exercises for heel pain that can help:


  • Standing calf stretch – stand in front of a wall; lean forward and place your palms on the wall at eye level.  Step forward with the uninjured foot, leaving the injured foot behind you.  Press your back heel to the floor and bend the other knee toward the wall, feeling a stretch in your back calf.
  • Stair calf stretch – stand on the edge of a stair and drop your heels downward.  Feel a gentle stretch at the bottom of your foot and back of your leg.
  • Towel stretch – sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you.  Place a towel around the middle of your foot and grasp one towel end in each hand.  Push your foot down into the towel; hold and slowly bring your foot back to neutral.
  • Frozen can roll – place your foot on top of a frozen water bottle or juice can; roll your sole along the bottle.  Start with mild pressure and then increase it.

Exercises are great and can sometimes be enough to cure your heel pain.  If you still are experiencing pain?  Our experienced podiatrists can help you with your heel pain that is becoming a hindrance in everything.

Are you suffering from this condition?  At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help.  One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track.  Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000



We hope you have a feetastic day!

-The Chelsea Clinic and Team


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