Heel pain occurs usually on the underside of your heels which makes you difficult to carry on your day to day activities.
Common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, Achilles tendon rupture or calcaneal spur. Other causes include fracture, arthritis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, etc.
Ayurvedic Management of Heel Pain
- Give rest to your legs to alleviate pain.
- Avoid running, jogging, and standing for a long duration.
- Wear proper fitting and supportive shoes.
- Try using heel cups.
- Do stretching exercise to strengthen your ligaments.
- Sit and try to roll your legs on a tennis ball.
- If you are overweight, lose extra kilos to reduce stress on your heels.
- Massage the affected area with Kottamchukkadi taila or Chinchadi tailam.
- Soak your feet in warm water added with Epsom salt or expose to steam of dashamoola kashayam.
- You can undergo Ayurvedic treatment procedure like agnikarma, raktamokshana, swedana and lepa.
- Ayurvedic medicines like Rasnadi kashayam, Sahacharadi kashayam, Dhanwantaram kashayam, and Dashamoola kashayam. Yogaraja guggulu, kaishora guggulu are effective.
The treatment varies according to the cause of the heel pain, so it is best to consult your physician before trying any home remedies.