Many herbs have anti inflammatory properties. A few good herbs to try for heel pain are curcumin, white willow bark extract, and bromelain Curcumin is the spice found in turmeric. Take 400 to 600 mg one to three times a day. White willow bark extract provides anti inflammatory phenolic glycosides, which are known to inhibit cyclooxygenase. Bromelain contains anti inflammatory enzymes which are proven to suppress inflammation and pain. Silicone heel pads or heel cups can help by cushioning and redistributing pressure over the painful region of the heel. Off-the-shelf arch supports (shoe inserts) may also be helpful, particularly when flat feet have contributed to the development of the fasciitis. The Airheel support is made to help with pain from Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. The brace can also help with heel spur pain. The Airheel support puts pressure on the foot. This pressure, also called compression, can help you reduce the swelling and discomfort you feel in your foot. DJO Incorporated began in Carlsbad, California in 1978. They started by designing knee braces to help people with knee ligament problems. From that time forward, DJO Incorporated has continued to do research and make new braces. DJO Incorporated is committed to being one of the top producers of orthopedic products in the world. Ever wonder why the big toe joint is so achy? Does it feel stiff, sore, or swollen? Your big toe joint can go through a lot of abuse over years. It gets stubbed, jammed, and squeezed into shoes. All of this microtrauma can lead to long term damage. Who would have thought your big toe could be such a pain. Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) a re a boney deformity of the big toe joint inwhich the great toe moves towards the second toe and a large bump develops onthe joint. The joint subsequently does not move through a normal range ofmotion. The symptoms include extreme pain in the heel, which gets exaggerated when the person suffering from it walks downhill. The pain also has a tendency to get worse when the person is participating in such sports that involve a number of direction changes, such as badminton and soccer. Marching up and down in parades, increases the heel pain too. Another symptom is redness and swelling around the heel. The affected foot should not be moved, at least for the initial seventy two hours. Besides resting the heel, the following home remedies may be followed, to keep the pain in check and to heal the affected area faster. Many population have found relief with night splints. These are devices worn in bed that keep the Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fascia stretched out. By maintaining a minute stretch to these tissues while you sleep, the splint prevents the contractures that regularly occur when non-weightbearing. When patients get up in the morning, there is less pain because the tissue has not contracted. The problem with most traditional night splints is that they run down the back of the lower leg and under the foot. As most population sleep on there back, the device can be very uncomfortable to wear due to the rigidity and bulkiness of the splint. 20.Core strengthening exercises can help stabilize your feet and decrease the stress from high heeled shoes. Every woman should do core exercises at least three times a week. They help with back pain, knee pain and foot pain caused by instability. We get a lot of calls from parents who have very active children who are between 8 and 13 years of age who have heel pain. The children probably just have "Severs disease" which means the combination of activity and a growing heel bone is causing pain. Rest and time are required. Ice may ease the pain. Very few people under the age of 25 get plantar fasciitis.