Arch & Heel Pain FAQ
Stretches can be helpful, ice packs can be helpful, rest can be helpful (rest is potentially risky because you can’t rest too much or your muscles will get weak ). The bottom line is that there is no reason why you can’t have a go at treating arch pain & heel pain at home. There is possibly a little too much at stake to be excessively casual though so if you aren’t making rapid gains call someone! If you have undiagnosed pain it also safer to seek professional advice.
There is a small risk you could make yourself more sore but you won’t do any serious damage to your arch and heel. Most people find that they can massage quite deeply into their feet without a problem.
The speed with which you can heal arch pain & heel pain depends on body weight, stress levels, activity levels, diet, whether you getting treatment, whether there are tears or scar tissue, whether you doing exercises,whether you are a pronator, what type of flooring you have at work.. we could go on!
Most people who come to us experience steady and consistent progress week on week, within a month they are much much happier almost without exception. To fully resolve their arch & heel pain from that point on expect another 1-2 months on average. Most have suffered pain from 3 months to 2 years and occasionally longer by the time they come to us, this is an indicator of how things can go without treatment.