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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have pain in the bottom of my foot. the pain originated justbehind the ball of my foot and it has now moved closer to the heel. the tendon in my arch hurts while walking and it has gotten worse. what should i do?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
Podiatry 42 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Sounds like plantar fasciitis try using ice to the area and take in oral anti-inflammatory drug use shoes with good support and if it doesn't improve go and see a podiatrist.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You should visit : A doctor to give an accurate diagnose i.E posterior tendon disorder vs plantar fascitiis. Once determining the correct diagnosis a treatment plan can be initiated.
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
Podiatry 22 years experience
Plantar fascitis: Sounds like plantar fascitis. You should see a foot and ankle specialist to properly diagnose the symptoms. Usually an ultrasound will be performed to measure and determine the plantar fascia and determine what treatment is necessary.
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
An ultrasound is unnecessary for a well-trained and ethical physician to assist you with plantar fasciitis. The definition of a diagnostic ultrasound is not high enough in resolution to actually visualize the structures well, though you might be able to see some fluid or inflammation around the ligament. A good diagnostician will take the time to examine you, listen to your sypmtoms, and treat
Apr 23, 2015
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).

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