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Should i see a doctor for pain on the bottom of my heel and down from my achilles tendon?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Podatrist: If you have functional impairment or your quality of life is impacted by this pain consider seeing a podiatrist, your physician, a sports medicine specialist or an orthopedic surgeon.

Answered 3/18/2019

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

See a podiatrist!: If you have plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doc). #4: stretching your foot/calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area.

Answered 12/10/2013

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Dr. Wenjay Sung answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Foot pain: Try resting it (for 1-2 weeks), icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your heel. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If painful or feeling of ripping or instability continues, get it checked out by a foot doctor (podiatrist). Hope this was helpful, good luck!

Answered 3/17/2017

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered

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Yes: When i hear of acilles pain i tend to take it more serious to prevent a rupture or a chronic condition. It may be over doing in others views but just last week a rupture occurred in my office when patient was walking in and had to take him to surgery!

Answered 6/6/2013

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