Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Exercises for Heel Pain or Tightness
You may be able to relieve heel pain by stretching tight
calf muscles. See a picture of a
calf stretch exercise.
Foot-strengthening exercises done with a towel and weights.
See a picture of a
towel curls exercise.
Foot-stretching exercises done with a towel. See a picture of
a towel stretch exercise.
Some people may choose more intensive strengthening and
flexibility programs, especially competitive athletes, people who want to
return to a heavy sports program, or people who are highly motivated. A
physical therapist or trainer can help supervise a program recommended by your
sports medicine specialist or a foot specialist, such as an orthopedist or
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.