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A 32-year-old member asked:

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

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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.
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
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.
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
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!
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
40 years experience
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!
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Last updated Mar 18, 2019

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