Other common treatments can be as simple as a routine of stretching exercises or even weight reduction. Heel cradles, and heel cups will also help take the stretching pressure off while providing additional shock absorption as well. Every once in a while one of my preferred athletes has to take some time off for a few weeks because of plantar fasciitis. Maybe it is one of my favorite NBA is a pain in the bottom of the foot usually around the heel. That pain usually hurts first few steps in the morning Whenever trying to get out of bed or after sitting for some time. These Tuli's Heel Cups are designed to put the spunk back in your step and pinch foot pain in the bud. Just like a spring, they return the power back to your feet for maximum recital when running or walking. Medically engineered to help you get the mainly out of every step, they are a working person must have for long days on the job. Shock inclusion and padding provide a cushion for the true heel spur sufferer. By massaging the bone spur and area around it in circular motion can not only help lessening the pain and inflammation but blood circulation is also improved in this way. Given all the possible treatments for heel spur you may find it hard to choose a particular therapy to follow. This website provides some guidance here, by giving an overview of all known treatments and indicating both the pro's and cons. Some of these methods can be applied quite easily and are worth trying out first, before turning to some of the more drastic measures. Spurs develop gradually due to excess stress on the heel. As the calcaneal bone thickens in response to pressure, it forms a projection that extends forward by up to half an inch. This calcium deposit can dig into the soft tissues, producing pain and inflammation. Painkillers such as ibuprofen can be taken, especially if the symptoms associated with the bruise become worse. However, if the heel pain refuses to go away and persists for a very long time,i.e. more than a week, it could be due to other conditions such as Achilles tendon injury or a heel spur. In such a case, it is recommended to contact a doctor immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment. Lastly, doing stretching exercises, especially if you are involved in physical activities such as dancing and sports, can go a long way in preventing this discomforting and painful condition. In fact, elite athletes and even students in grade schools are now doing high impact training to bolster explosive power by conditioning the body to react elastically. They call it plyometrics and it’s employed at every training center in the world from the Olympic training center and currently the grade schools. I learned the principles of plyometrics from the father of modern plyometrics, Yuri Verkhoshansky, at the Central Institute of Physical Culture and Sports Sciences, in Moscow, USSR, in 1989, when I was 27 years old. Watch the video above as Dr. Stoxen explains How the spring suspension system muscles help you spring off the ground!