Heel pain is commonly a result of plantar fasciitis. It occurs when the thick band that connects toes to the heel bone, called the plantar fascia, becomes inflamed across the bottom of the foot. It is a common symptom in runners, overweight people, pregnant women, and people who wear shows with inadequate support. It is most common in people age 40-70.
Chiropractors help treat plantar fasciitis through physical therapy and shock wave therapy.
Stretching the plantar fasciitis and applying ice three to four times a day for 15-20 minutes are ways to relieve pain and speed recovery at home. Placing supportive arches in your shoes to absorb shock is another suggested remedy.