Many Americans suffer with pain in their feet, especiilay their heels. We go to doctors looking for relief. Unfortuntely you usually get some othotics, a heel lift, medications, or an injection of cortizone. The problem is everyone goes to the site of the pain. I know it makes logical sense, but in reality it is wrong thinking. If you look at the anatomy of the lower leg and foot you will find 4 major muscles running from the back of your knee,around your heel and out to your toes. You also have 2 major muscles on top that run from your knees to the tips of your toes as well. But we are going to focus on the back today. As you walk through your day, the muscles in your calves have to contract and elongate so you can walk. As they do this they begin to tighten and fill with lactic acid. If you wear high heels, this will happen faster. As the muscles tighten they begin to shorten from the toes. If you think of a rubberband connected to your toes and running up your leg to your knees, what do you think will happen if the rubberband is too short? It will lift your heel. So when you put your weight down on your heel, especially on a hard surface, you are crunching nerves around your heel causing a pins and needle type of pain. No fun!
With traditional fixes, the orthotics will atrophy the muscles causing your tolerance to get worse and injections stop the pain for a short while, but once it wears off the muscles are even tighter. So how to fix it the right way.
Get a rope or belt. DO NOT GET A STRETCHY BAND! PLEASE! I kid, stretchy bands are for strength training, they will only make you tighter. Now sit on the floor and put your butt up against the wall. This will keep your back at least 90 degrees. Now straighten out one leg so your knee is flat on the floor. Place the rope around the ball of your foot and pull the rope back towards you. Hold for 2 seconds and release. Then repeat 10 times. Do both legs once for 1-3 sets per day everyday for the first week, then every other day, forever. I promise you, your pain will go away. You can do some hamstring stretches later. I will show you the right way, just wait OKAY! Thanks for tolerating me. If you have any questions please go to my website, www. musclerepairshop.com, as we will be happy to help.

Author's Bio: 

I am a licensed Neuro-Muscular Massage therapist and a Active Isolated Stretching Therapist. I have been in business for 5 years and have been very successful in empowering people to stop their own pain. It is the best thing ever to show people how to stop their pain at home.