A 54-year-old female asked:
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i have pain in the heel of my foot. it feels like its bruised and i am walking on stones. what should i do?

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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Plantar Fasciits: Swelling of the plantar fascia on the bottom of the heel causes a lot of pain. Since heel is the first part of the foot that hits the floor when we walk, it continues to stay swollen. The fact that it feels like your are walking on stones could be from a heel spur or baxter's neuritis which is entrapment of the nerve on the bottom of your heel. See a podiatrist.
Answered on Sep 10, 2017
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Dr. Bryan Mohr
23 years experience Podiatry
Heel spur: Could be a heel spur, see a podiatrist. Try ice, rest, Ibuprofen to help with pain.
Answered on Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See a podiatrist to rule out tendinitis or nerve entrapment (less likely).
Answered on Jun 28, 2018

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