Rob is unlucky. For the second time in two years he suffers from heel spurs. That is quite awkward for someone who went running twice a week and played football every week. Sports was a healthy naturalness for him. Nothing wrong with healthy habits, but his heel spur now has an impediment. That is taking care of him.
At his first heel spurs he went to the doctor, but apparently nothing much could be done about it. There are many remedies, but the effect is often minimal. Time, patience and rest are actually the only real ways to get rid of your heel spur. Until that time you can relieve the heel slightly by wearing a special sole in your shoe.
What is heel track?
Heel spurs is a calcification of the tendon plate on the heel bone that sometimes causes inflammation under the heel. The heel spur itself does not give any pain, but the inflammation does.
It manifests itself in pain at the foot under the heel when standing or walking for a long time. Troublesome and it is also common. More than 10% of people have ever suffered from heel spurs. Women are more susceptible to it than men and if you are between 40 and 60 years old, you run the biggest risk.
He has the most trouble in the morning when he just gets out of bed. His foot has then had rest so that the tendon plate has become somewhat stiff. When he is put in motion again, the pain happily decreases again. To stimulate this he first does some stretching exercises. Still a miniscule little bit of sports.
Soles and massage
What else does Rob do about it? In addition to the stretching exercises and the insoles in his shoes, Rob finds it especially nice when I gently massage his foot. Yes I understand that. Even without heel spurs, a foot massage is wonderful! But of course I can not make a habit of that, because before you know it the heel spurs is over again and he has to kick off again!