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what could be causing me to wake up with sore heels?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or arch ligament strain is a common cause of heel pain in the bottom of the heel and/or arch. Achilles tendonitis or bursitis can cause pain in the back of the heel. See a podiatrist to help diagnose and treat your heel pain.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
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.

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What can be the cause of tendor sore heels?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
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Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. This involves inflammation and/or microtearing of the thick fibrous/ligamentous tissue called the plantar fascia. Many factors are linked to pf: age, weight gain, overtraining, poor footwear, flat foot, high arch, tight/weak calf muscles, etc. The internet can provide some calf stretching exercises. Many treatment options exist.
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Plantar fasciatis: Is a common problem. I suggest you see a podiatrist. Heel pain can usually be treated without surgery.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I fix my sore heels?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Get diagnosis 1st: Heel pain can originate from a number of different causes. Although plantar fasciits is a common cause of heel pain it is by no means the only one. See an orthopaedic surgeon to get a diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do I treat sore heels?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Shoe cushions and..: You possibly have heel spur or plantar fasciitis--inflammation near heel area (see pic). This can be quite painful especially first getting out of bed in the morning. I suggest doing some heel stretching, use motrin/aleve, and arch-support cushions in all of your shoes. If these measures don't help, consult doc--rarely a stress fracture can cause misery as well. Good luck to you.

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