A 44-year-old female asked:
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i don't drive so i walk a lot and i wear good walking shoes, but my feet still hurt. the pain is on my heels and the middle the pain is up to my anke?

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Dr. Neil Horsley
36 years experience Podiatry
Painful heels: Good walking shoes that do not fit properly can cause heel pain. In addition a tight muscle can can also cause heel pain. If the cause of your pain is improperly fitting shoes have your feet measured and your shoes checked for proper fit. If the cause of the heel pain is tight calf muscles then appropriate stretching exercises help greatly. There are 31 other causes for healed pain consult your podiatrist.
Answered on Apr 6, 2014
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Try: Try a custom made orthotic with a igher topped shoe to stabilize the ankle. Heel pain ma be plantar fascitis and would suggest consult with podiatrist.
Answered on Jun 9, 2013
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Dr. Libby Putnam
11 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 Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Foot pain: Try resting it (for 1-2 weeks), icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your foot. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If pain continues up your ankle, get it checked out by your doctor or specialist. Hope this was helpful, good luck!
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possible reasons that you may have painful feet, but try cushioning arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers(http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.... Also try an otc anti-inflammatory, like aleve (naproxen).
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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