Many people suffer from foot problems, and especially women who wear high-heeled shoes find that at one point they cannot bear the discomfort anymore. The symptoms of foot pain can vary in terms of location and severity, but on the overall, heel pain under the foot is very uncomfortable. The pain can sometimes go all the way to the calf and even the hips due to pressure coming from overcompensation on the pain, which causes undue pressure on the calcaneus.
Aching feet come in two different categories, with the first one being because of repetitive stress or over use, which comes because of too much stress on that particular area of the foot. There are people who refer to this pain as the heel spur syndrome, caused by shoes that are too low and thin around the heel area, especially when used in sudden activity like jogging, or over use of high heeled shoes.
One of the commonest diagnoses of this condition is plantar fasciitis, commonly caused by flat feet or over-pronation. Plantar fascia is a wide band of fibrous tissues that go along the bottom surface of the feet, from the heel to the mid foot and to the forefoot. This condition can cause the tissue to stretch excessively and get inflames which eventually results in pain under the foot, especially when one is wearing high shoes.
This pain is often intense in the morning, or after resting for a while, and it gradually reduces as the day goes by. There are viable ways in which one can prevent and treat heel pain. For you to treat the pain effectively, you must give the feet enough support to absorb shock, give them sufficient cushioning and elevate the heel to transfer excess pressure. You can accomplish this with a heel cup, or other materials specifically designed to deal with heel pain and absorb shock.
For plantar fasciitis, you may need to get a good arch support to control pronation and prevent plantar fascia inflammation. On the overall, ones footwear selection will largely determine the health of their feet, and people who wear high heels will need to moderate and wear shoes that are more comfortable during rigorous activities, for instance, standing for long periods or walking.