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A 48-year-old member asked:

how can i stop feet / heel pain?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many treatments: Start off with rest, ice, compression, elevation. You may need a cortisone injection or anti-inflammatory medication. Consult a podiatrist.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and 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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A 23-year-old member asked:

Do homeopathic medicines work for foot and heel pain?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: If compared to pain-relieving medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, homeopathic "medicines" would not work for relieving pain. The reason is homeopathic "medicines" are diluted out so much that only the "essence" of the original material (essentially none) remains. In real life, pain is very subjective, so a person can feel better after taking any "medicine" if he believes the "medicine" will help.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What should I do about foot/heel pain?

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Dr. Frank Smith
Podiatry 29 years experience
Heel pain : This is a very common problem . This is best treated by a podiatrist. You can start with stretching the foot and applying ice and wearing supportive shoes. Have a podiatrist take and xray and do an exam of the heel. If caught early if can be treated with good outcomes and usually doesnt require surgery. You should also have a orthotic made for your feet.

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