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why does the heel of my foot hurt so bad

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Foot pain: Many things can cause foot pain. You might be suffering from a type of arthritis which could explain the pain during motion. I would suggest evaluat ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Soft tissue injury: Common pathologies for arch pain, particularly on the inside of the foot are plantar fasciitis and posterior tibial tendonitis. See a podiatrist to h ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
It's : It's always a challenge trying to give meaningful answers to questions without some important information, like age, how long the pain has been there, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
How to destroy it...: A dermatologist or some primary care doctors can destroy a plantar wart by freezing it, by cutting off the top of it and freezing the base of it, or b ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or arch ligament strain is a common cause of heel pain in the bottom of the heel and/or arch. A stress fracture or bursitis typi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Stress fracture: If you are a frequent runner you may have sustained a stress fracture. This can easily be found on a plain xray. If the xray is normal you may have de ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Find the cause...: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. Common causes are bone spurs, inflammation where the tendon connects to the heel, bursitis an ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
Plantar Fasciitis: The most common condition is plantar fasciitis especially if there is pain getting out of bed in the morning and after sitting down for a period of ti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I only know : Of one way to flex a toe and that would be downward. I am not sure what you mean by a certain way... Having said that the flexor tendon can be puttin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Friedman
16 years experience Podiatry
Depends on certain..: It depends on where it is on your heels. It may be certain shoes, sneakers, or bare foot. You also may be suffering from plantar fasciitis.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience Podiatry
Foot Pain: The side of your foot could hurt for multiple reasons... Examples are tendonitis, capsulitis, tailors bunion etc. To find out which problem it is see ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
19 years experience Podiatry
Not sure: You should see a podiatrist as there a many reasons/causes. They can do a thorough exam, history and take x-rays to determine the cause.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If you mean : The back of your heel, this could be secondary to achilles tendonitis, or a prominent bone to the back of the heel, either a "haglund's deformity or a ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
47 years experience Podiatry
Tendonitis: What you are calling a vein i believe is the achilles tendon. It is in the back of the ankle inserting into the heel bone. The tendon can be inflame ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: You probably have plantar fasciitis and the first steps in the morning is stretching out the fascia.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
May need orthotics: See a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you. If you want to try an over-the-coubter product first, try spenco total ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Metatarsalgia: This is likely metatarsalgia, a condition caused by compression of the superficial branch of the external plantar nerve. See a podiatrist
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Nerve pain: Shooting pain without bearing weight sounds like nerve involvement. Possibly nerve entrapment.
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Schecter
48 years experience Family Medicine
Podiatry referral: Ask your doctor for a podiatry referral.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
The pain: MAy or may not be due to the white wrinkly skin, it is plausible it is secondary to something else. A sweaty or macerated foot should not hurt unless ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Foot pain: What sort of footwear do you wear? Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? Do you have circulation problems? Wear comfortable, sturdy footwear with adeq ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Injury: Depends on extent and type of injury. Have it looked at.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Plantar Fasciitis: It is worse in people with high arches and those who wear poor shoes and those who go bear foot. Anti-inflamatories, ice, stretches, arch supports, ... Read More
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