A 31-year-old male asked:
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Everytime my husband plays basketball his right heel is always hurting for 2-3 days. What do u think it is and what to do to prevent this?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Many possibilities: 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.
Answered on Mar 30, 2014
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