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A 46-year-old member asked:

why after sporting activities do i have a pain in my heels and can hardly walk?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 14 years experience
Inflammation: The most common conditions are achilles tendonitis (back of the heels) and plantar fasciitis (bottom of the heels.) both are strain/overuse injuries that cause pain and are usually self-limited but occasionally chronic. If the pain lasts more than a few days, see someone about it. A more serious condition, like a stress fracture of the calcaneus, should be ruled out.
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 38 years experience
Plantar fasciitis?: Could have plantar fasciitis if your pain is to the inside bottom of the heel or achilles tendonitis if the pain is to the back of the heel. These are common overuse injuries. Treatment consists of decreasing inflammation and decreasing the stress on the foot. Stop your weight bearing fitness activity, ice stretch, good shoes and support, antiinflammatories and see your foot doctor to discuss.Dr l.
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Plantar fasciitis?: Plantar fasciitis is a common reason for heel pain, particularly if it is in the bottom of the heel and/or arch. Pain in the back of the heel can be caused by achilles tendinitis/bursitis. Make sure you do warm-up and cool-down stretches, and your shoes are in good shape and fit you in size and foot type. If it persists, see a podiatrist.

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