(HealthDay News) -- Heel pain can stem from a number of causes, from injury or deformity to a number of health conditions.
The American Podiatric Medical Association says you can help prevent heel pain by:
Making sure that shoes fit well and provide good sturdy support.
Wearing appropriate footwear for all activities.
Getting rid of shoes that are worn on the soles or heels.
Warming up and stretching before and after running or working out. Also, pacing yourself while exercising.
Losing any extra weight.
Eating a nutritious diet.
Getting plenty of rest.