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A bruised heel is an extremely painful injury. It is very debilitating to have, as it can be hard to walk around on that foot for days to even weeks. A bruised heel can be caused by sudden, harsh impact or continuous strikes to the heel area. This is very common for martial arts fighters, as they are constantly kicking while training or in tournaments. The main bone of the heel, the calcaneus, is only protected by a small pad on the bottom of the heel. Repeated impact on the heel can cause this small pad to shift or destroy the protective layer completely. This injury is often referred to as plantar fasciitis, or the Policeman’s heel. This is from the past where soldiers and police officers constant marching training would cause them to have a bruised heel.
You can recover from a bruised heel fairly quickly, if the heel pain is discovered early and treated immediately. If the heel pain is left for several days, it is quite possible to damage the heel beyond simple repair, and can be a very painful and lengthy and painful process to treat. The best treatment is always to stay off your feet and rest. This is difficult for working people with families to support, and these bruised heel injuries will often go untreated for months. Construction workers who work in high areas are very susceptible to this. The best preventative method is to buy shock absorbing heel inserts for your work boots or shoes. This will ensure you heel has some type of protection from the constant impact at your job or workplace.
A quick and easy home remedy for a bruised heel is to tape it. The point of this is to compress the soft tissue layer under the heel and increase the protection layer to cushion the heel on impact. We recommend to use oxide tape that is around an inch wide when wrapping your heel. As always, this is only a temporary treatment for a bruised heel, and you should seek your doctor or medical professional’s advice and diagnosis, to make sure there are no serious injuries in your foot.