A 35-year-old male asked:
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debilitating heel/achilles pain at insertion point for 2 years. popping felt at heel, cold feeling at times, mri shows healthy tendon, no walk/stairs?

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Dr. Margaret Gourlay
22 years experience Family Medicine
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis can cause severe pain from the first step you take in AM and can ache all day. The only reliable long-term solution is weight loss to normal body weight. High-quality OTC or prescribed orthotics, night splints and NSAIDS can help, but may have minimal effect for someone who is obese. Pain relief is great motivation for weight loss. It's important to continue walking.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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