U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A member asked:

Pain in heel of foot when walking just started one day ago take high blood pressure pillis and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stewart Jones
Podiatry 26 years experience
HEEL PAIN: Heel pain has many causes. Is your pain worse first thing in the morning or after periods of rest? Is it on the bottom or back of the heel? Plantar fascitis is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel. Start by doing calf stretches, ibuprofen, and wearing arch supports (all day long). If that doesn't work see a foot specialist. Doubtful that your meds have anything to do with this.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Fracture or PF.: Could be many things, but the two most likely are either a stress frature or plantar fasciitis. The best way to know is to get an x-ray of your foot. Another clue is when it hurts: stress fractures are all the time, while pf hurts most with the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting for a long time. See a podiatrist to rule out entrapped nerves.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.