what can i use for heel pain if i don't have a doctor?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends...: It depends on when the pain occurs and where - pain that is worse when you first get up in the morning or from a chair after sitting for a while is often called plantar fasciitis and always wearing shoes with an arch suppport can help and using a frozen bottle of water rolling it back and forth under the foot can relieve pain and swelling.
Podiatry 38 years experience
Depends on location: If you have classic bottom of the heel pain, that is plantar fasciitis. Treatment consists of decreasing inflammation and supporting the foot. Stretch by flexing the ankle up towards the leg, roll a frozen water bottle under the arch, wear good shoes and supports at all times, no barefoot and limit standing and walking. Antiinflammatories on a regular basis helps. Dr l.
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as, infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
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