Foot pain is one of the most common ailments, affecting people of all age groups at some point in their lives. Foot pain can occur anywhere in the foot including the toes, heel, sole, ankle or arch. Calcare calcanei is bulge of the bone patch and mostly occurs after chronic mechanical overload which is happening from the irritation through walking, it becomes inflamed and causes pain.
Mostly occurs at older people and to those who because of their profession are standing into one position. It is characterized with severe pain in the middle of the heel.
- Heel Pain Has Many Causes
In our pursuit of healthy bodies, pain can be an enemy. In some instances, however, it is of biological benefit.
Pain, such as may occur in our heels, also alerts us to seek medical attention. This alert is of utmost importance because of the many afflictions that contribute to heel pain.
Heel pain is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear; or being overweight.
The heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in the human foot, which also has 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Like all bones, it is subject to outside influences that can affect its integrity and its ability to keep us on our feet. Heel pain, sometimes disabling, can occur in the front, back, or bottom of the heel.
- Disease and Heel Pain
Some general health conditions can also bring about heel pain.
• Rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of arthritis, including gout, which usually manifests itself in the big toe joint, can cause heel discomfort in some cases.
• Heel pain may also be the result of an inflamed bursa (bursitis), a small, irritated sack of fluid; a neuroma (a nerve growth); or other soft-tissue growth. Such heel pain may be associated with a heel spur or may mimic the pain of a heel spur.
• Haglund’s deformity (“pump bump”) is a bone enlargement at the back of the heel bone, in the area where the achilles tendon attaches to the bone. This sometimes painful deformity generally is the result of bursitis caused by pressure against the shoe and can be aggravated by the height or stitching of a heel counter of a particular shoe.
• Pain at the back of the heel is associated with inflammation of the achilles tendon as it runs behind the ankle and inserts on the back surface of the heel bone. The inflammation is called achilles tendinitis. It is common among people who run and walk a lot and have tight tendons. The condition occurs when the tendon is strained over time, causing the fibers to tear or stretch along its length, or at its insertion on to the heel bone. This leads to inflammation, pain, and the possible growth of a bone spur on the back of the heel bone. The inflammation is aggravated by the chronic irritation that sometimes accompanies an active lifestyle and certain activities that strain an already tight tendon.
• Bone bruises are common heel injuries. A bone bruise or contusion is an inflammation of the tissues that cover the heel bone. A bone bruise is a sharply painful injury caused by the direct impact of a hard object or surface on the foot.
Stress fractures of the heel bone also can occur, although infrequently.
The traditional treatment methods for this problem are considered as more effective than any ointment which can be bought from pharmacy; all they can do is mitigate the problem. The simplest treatment for this kind of heel pain is slowly and several times during the day to knock it on the floor, like this you will increase the circulation, the metabolism of the calcium and will prevent the precipitation of salts.
How to get rid from the pain:
Coating from potatoes – coating from potatoes can be helpful at cases where there is present strong pain. Wash well the potatoes and blend them together with the peel. Pour the mixture on gauze and place it on the sore spot. Wrap it with plastic bag and put socks on it. Change the coatings daily, the treatment should last 7 days.
Coating from honey and salt – You can apply coating from honey and salt. Mix honey plus salt in equal parts and thoroughly place from the mixture on the sore spot and place piece of gauze under, wrap it with plastic bag and put socks. The treatment should be repeated in the next ten days. After the third treatment the pain will be reduced and after the 10th will disappear.
Healing tincture with aspirin – Crush 10 aspirin tables into powder and pour them with 250ml of 70% alcohol. Leave it to stand for 1 to 2 days. Before use, always shake the mixture. Every night put coatings on your heel which should be soaked into the tincture. Wrap it with plastic bag, put socks on and leave it through the night. Wash and clean well your feet in the morning with water and apply greasy cream for feet on them. If you have callus, cracks and hard deposits on your feet with this tincture you will solve your problem. This tincture can treat the sick places at the varicose veins; with rubbing the pain can instantly disappear. It can be used in osteochondrosis where there is accumulation of salts.