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my heel hurts?

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Dr. Leonard Popowich
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pain on palpation, p: Could be heel spur, plantar fascitis, running with improper shoes.
Dr. Mahek Shah
Dr. Mahek Shahanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Heel pain: There can be a number of reasons for the heel pain: trauma, heel spur, inflammation of a ligament that goes to the heel, etc. What are some more details or history behind what led to the heel pain? Has this happened before? Are you taking any of the fluoroquinolone family of meds like cipro/floxin/levaquin?
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many causes: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Interference field: If pain in one side this is due to disruption on energy either due to scar or trauma in body esp midline like c-sect or episiotomy if it is bilateral systemic could be B12 deficiency.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Several poss. causes: Heel pain can come from a mild injury, such as jumping off a fence. It can come from overuse, such as hiking 5 miles when one is not a hiker. There can be irritation/inflammation of the arch area of the foot, or at the achilles' tendon from the calf, both of which are connected to the heel. Sometimes there is a bony heel spur at the bottom. A primary care, orthopedic, or podiatry doctor can help.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Overuse injury in kids (7-15 yrs old) is Sever's disease, inflammation of growth plate of heel.
Oct 10, 2011

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Whats up with my heel? It hurts when I wake up.

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ice NSAIDs: Morning heel pain is a common complaint of patients with plantar fasciitis. The easiest thing to do at home is to rest, ice the area, and try a course of over the counter nsaids (like Ibuprofen or aleve) taken as directed and achilles tendon stretching. If these things don't work see a specialist for further treatment.
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What's causing my Achilles heels hurt?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Possibly: Achilles tendonitis, heel spur, bursitis, inflamed boney prominence.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What should I do when my heel hurts really badly?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Get examined...: This could represent any number of conditions. I would see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and start treatment. www.aofas.org.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What can I do if the inside of my heel hurts?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Try using ice for 20 min twice daily, stretch, arch supports and an over the counter anti-inflammatory such as aleve (naproxen).
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Why could someone's heel hurt after playing soccer?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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The person: May have developed plantar fascitiis or Achilles tendonitis if a child they may have calcaneal apophysitis.

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