The housekeeper was entirely unfazed. "It's not in the gentleman's nature to be quite himself some mornings. But as my old mother used to say, we all get the snappy-puss on our backs, and it takes two to make a catfight. So where was I? Oh yes. You tuck into your chops and some slow fried kippers will be along shortly. Your Chronicle is right by your side. Now I have to see to a little warm toast and'¦ " A huge roar erupted and Tippy's commentary was, from that moment, audible to only those on the balcony, all leaning out and searching for a better view. 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. In case you are unable to attain relief from any of these methods, consult your doctor. Except for surgery, there are two other methods that can help provide you relief from chronic heel spurs. Use an ice pack and apply it onto the sore heel for 5-10 mins at a time, 3 to 4 times per day. The ice will reduce the Plantar Fasciitis inflammation in the heel area. To help reduce any chronic inflammation, you can try alternating between ice and heat. Place an ice pack on the heel for 5 minutes and then switch to a hot pack (or hot water foot bath) for another 5 minutes. Do this for about 20-30 minutes per day and you'll notice some considerable heel pain relief. In the majority of cases the soreness is beneath the foot, then in the direction of the front of the heel. If ever you experience and come across a harsh pain come with the enlargement near your heel, there is lack of sensation or tingling in the heel, there is soreness in your heel as well as fever, you are not capable to walk in general, you cannot twist and curve your foot downwards and you cannot position standing with the backs of the feet lifted up, go and see to your doctor as soon as possible. When a person who has this ailment sits for a while or is in bed for the night and then takes that first step when they put their weight on their feet again the pain escalates to almost unbearable for the first few steps. The podiatrist advised me that surgery is the last thing he wants to do to remove the bony growth. Although this is where he makes the big bucks he only does it as a last resort because I would have to remain off of my feet for three months following the procedure. I just don't know if I could do that. Buy arch supports for all of your shoes. Don't delay. There are tons of these on the market, and some are cheaply made and not very effective. Drug stores sell various arch supports, but footcare stores sell the higher-quality ones. There are also many heel-support devices and gadgets sold in footcare catalogues. Go with arch supports that are rigid. You may need to experiment with different brands before finding the right ones. The high-quality ones are pricey, but you get what you pay for. Be patient. PF is by nature a stubborn condition that must run its course. It may take up to one year to resolve. Use of orthotic shoe inserts and night splints can also prove to be very effective. A foam rubber pad placed on the heel of the shoe can help provide adequate support to the heel and can dissipate the shock impact of each step. On the other hand night splints, arch braces and silicone cups help in reducing the tension on the ligament as well as ensure that there is no abnormal heel movement. The first step to treating heel pain involves determining the cause. Once the cause of your heel pain has been diagnosed, it can usually be relieved with a few simple at-home treatments along with changes in footwear.