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Ive been getting bottom heel and back of heel pain badly anything I can do? And when I get out of bed I can't walk without pain for a minute or so

Ive been getting bottom heel and back of heel pain badly anything I can do? And when I get out of bed I can't walk without pain for a minute  or so

Bottom heel pain: especially after resting sounds like a condition called Planter Fascitis. You should see a podiatrist for evaluation and xrays as well. In mean time do some gentle stretching and ice massage in the area and wear good supportive shoes for relief. ...Read more

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Heel Pain (Definition)

Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...Read more


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Arch pain and back of heel pain, what to do?

Hard place to inject: It's hard to inject the arch- too big an area and you should never have a cortisone injection to the back of the heel. You may want to try custom orthotics from a podiatrist ...Read more

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What else can cause heel pain other than plantar fasciitis. Back and bottom heel pain. Feels good in am. Worse as day goes on.?

What else can cause heel pain other than plantar fasciitis. Back and bottom heel pain. Feels good in am. Worse as day goes on.?

Nerves, tendons...: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, but there are others, too. An irritated or entraped nerve can cause pain as the day goes on, as can tendinitis: the three most common being achilles, peroneal, or posterior tibial tendinitis. You may also have a haglund's deformity: a bony bump that can irritate the achilles from the inside. ...Read more

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I am 49 years old,female. back ache with heel pain last 4 months. am a teacher, weighing 68kg, 5feet 6inch tall. recent pains ?

Need an evaluation: You have had heel pain long enough and it needs to be addressed. Since summer break is coming up, time to take care of you. Seek a Podiatrist to get this going in the right direction. ...Read more

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I keep getting spurs, but not the kind on bottom of heel but the back of heel and pain at times. Difficult to lay down. I wear orthotics.

Achilles tendinitis: Although I am not a podiatrist/foot specialist, it sounds like you are describing a bone spur on the back of the heel where the achilles tendon inserts. When the calf muscle is tight it pulls on the insertion in the back of the heel and the body compensates by laying down more bone at the attachment=bone spur. Ice 20 min, cushion, and gentle calf stretches may help. Consult your MD re: NSAIDs ...Read more

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What to do if I am 25 and have low back pain and plantar fasciitis (heel pain). what should I look for in a physical therapist?

Consider: more supportive shoes and orthotics to provide more support for feet. This may alleviate much of your back pain. Anyway, get examination before determining is physical therapy is a viable option. ...Read more

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My symptoms are are random sharp pain all over, headaches sometimes, drowsiness, diarrhea, but also constipation, and back of the heel pain any idea?

My symptoms are are random sharp pain all over, headaches sometimes, drowsiness, diarrhea, but also constipation, and back of the heel pain any idea?

Internist: With all of these symptoms, i recommend a workup by your primary care physician. You may be referred to a rheumatologist for these complaints to rule out a rheumatological disorder that can sometimes affect joints and the GI system. ...Read more

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I cannot bend my knee all the way back, heel to but without pain and if I squat it hurts as well I feel a pain on the inside of the knee between wha?

I cannot bend my knee all the way back, heel to but without pain and if I squat it hurts as well   I feel a pain on the inside of the knee between wha?

Need more info..: I am not fully sure of what you are asking, and more information might be needed. If you can bend your knee back to your rear, that is basically all the way, but if you cannot along with the other symptoms it appears you might have sprained a ligament on the inside of your knee and you should see your doctor for a full exam of your knee, like an Orthopedic doctor, to see how bad it is. Good luck ...Read more

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The upper back part of my heel has pain while walking or stretching. Standing on the front part of the foot don't help. Same pain on the heel. ??

The upper back part of my heel has pain while walking or stretching. Standing on the front part of the foot don't help. Same pain on the heel. ??

Achilles tendon atta: This is where the Achilles tendon attaches. This needs to be evaluated. It is Achilles tendonitis. We can find this as part of a systemic inflammatory spondylarthropathy or it can be mechanical. We call this an enthesis and the inflammation entesitis. Your physician can help you identify the cause. You may need to see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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I have tried new orthotics (temporary), but I get burning on the bottom of my feet. Because of heel pain, I can't go back to the old ones. Plz advise.

Further examination.: It sounds like you need to see a Podiatrist so you can get to the bottom of your problem. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked if it is "heel pain" or plantar fasciitis. Add stretching, ice at night and keep shoes on. If no better, see a Podiatrist. Here is some one you can see,,,,, http://www.drsubotnick.com/ Good luck. ...Read more

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I have heel pain. The pain has been going up the back of my calf to the back of my knee. I can barely walk on it. This has happened once before.

I have heel pain. The pain has been going up the back of my calf to the back of my knee. I can barely walk on it. This has happened once before.

Achilles heel pain: The achilles tendon runs up the back of the leg. If this tendon is tight or strained it becomes sore. This tendon is formed from three muscles that form the calve. If the tendon is strained, the muscle is also strained. The muscles also have bone attachments behind the knee and attach as high as the pelvis. Such a condition can cause rupture if it doesn't get the proper rest and treatment. ...Read more

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Causes of heel pain. Constantly hurts but worse when I walk especially on stairs. pain runs down back of ankle/heel. Had been getting worse 2x weeks?

Causes of heel pain. Constantly hurts but worse when I walk especially on stairs. pain runs down back of ankle/heel. Had been getting worse 2x weeks?

Achilles tendonitis: Is what it sounds like . May need a course of antiinflammatory medication, heel lifts or wearing shoes with a bit of a heel; night splints, stretching exercises and PT can also help. It will take longer than you think to go away-it's the nature of the problem ...Read more

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My heel pain got worse when I accidenly walked over a bump at the edge of a rug. Now sore on back of heel. How do I rest the back of the heel?

My heel pain got worse when I accidenly walked over a bump at the edge of a rug. Now sore on back of heel. How do I rest the back of the heel?

Lift up your heels: Heel,pain at 60 can arise from the Achilles' tendon insertion, plantar fasciitis with spur, more often than direct calcaneus bone irritation. X ray can give some insight, and a trained orthopedist, podiatrist, or PMR doctor can make a correct diagnosis. Make an appointment. Typically, a small heel lift will rest the tendon, but correct diagnosis is needed first. ...Read more

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My heel pain is ok on bottom but worse on back of heel. Orthotics do the job when I stand/walk but having trouble with heel when resting in bed?

Try a heelbo: Posterior heel pain from Achilles' tendon swelling or inflammation can be very annoying. Heel lift eases pain by decreasing tension on the tendon. Direct pressure while in bed may be helped by a heelbo which is a terry cloth sleeve with a built in foam pad that may help. These are available in most pharmacies. A small donut type pad placed into a sock may also be helpful. ...Read more

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I have heel pain in the bottom of my heel. Because I wear hard orthotics, it's very sore, back of heel padded to stop heel spurs. Apparently folded?

See your podiatrist: I recommend you discuss these concerns with the podiatrist who made your orthotics. Many types of orthotics can initially cause arch pain due to their hardness but the body adapts in a few weeks and this improves dramatically. ...Read more

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I have heel pain/burning in the back of my heel. How can I rest it while in bed? Can I use a pillow? I usually sleep and rest on my back. Plz advise.

I have heel pain/burning in the back of my heel. How can I rest it while in bed? Can I use a pillow?  I usually sleep and rest on my back. Plz advise.

?bursitis: If you have some firm swelling over the back of the heel , you may have bursitis. Regardless, you can place your leg over a pillow, with your leg resting by its calf on the pillow. You can use aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen for the discomfort. If this persists, I suggest you seek a medical evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of my heel when i walk. Had plantar fasciitis before but that pain was bottom of the foot heel pain. This is in the back of my heel?

Compensation..: It sounds like you may be compensating for the fasciitis problem by lifting your heel. This lifting could be causing the Achilles tendon pain. You need to have your foot evaluated for a mechanical solution. ...Read more

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I am a teacher so I'm on my feet a lot. For a few weeks, I've had heel pain. It's tender and has a knot or bump on back of it. Going up stairs is even painful. I know I'm overweight but this has never been an issue. What could this be?

I am a teacher so I'm on my feet a lot. For a few weeks, I've had heel pain. It's tender and has a knot or bump on back of it. Going up stairs is even painful. I know I'm overweight but this has never been an issue. What could this be?

A Heel spur: It could be a heel spur or a retrocalcaneal spur, or a retrocalcaneal cyst on the back of your heel. Have you had a x ray? you need to take a xray, and if you want a NSAID med like Naprosyn or motrin, also check your shoe gear and make sure there no friction with the shoe and the back of your heel. ...Read more

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Is my foot drop coming back? The tops of my feet seem to have a slight burning or numbing sensation, and I am expeiencing pain in my heels. The heel pain is only after I have been off my feet for awhile and then get up to walk to another room. Its is hard

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I : I think you have two separate, unrelated problems. The heel pain you're describing is called post-static dyskinesia. In english, pain after rest, where that first step in the morning is the killer, and as you walk, it seems to dissipate... Until you rest again, and get up, and then the whole thing starts all over. This is a hallmark for plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of your foot that starts in the heel bone, extends across your arch, and inserts into the metatarsal heads. It's very common and is treated by steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, stretching and night splints. Surgery to cut the plantar fascia works, but it is almost never needed, since plantar fasciitis usually responds very well to conservative treatment. Plantar fasciitis is not associated with numbness or burning, especially on the top of the foot. These sort of symptoms are more associated with a nerve issue, like tarsal tunnel syndrome or some sort of peripheral nerve entrapment. I'm not sure why you developed a drop foot in the past, but a drop foot is usually caused by some kind of nerve impingement higher up in the leg, or even the low back, like a herniated disc. There are also some systemic diseases that can produce muscle weakness to the point where one develops a drop foot, some of which can be serious. I would start by going to an orthopedic surgeon and get examined, especially with some simple neurological tests like reflexes, muscle strength testing and tests of sensation. These will usually point your doctor in the right direction. If it appears the origin of the nerve impingement is your lower back, an MRI would show a disc herniation. An EMG (electromyography) and an ncv (nerve conduction velocity) can disclose a nerve entrapment, like tarsal tunnel, and a muscle biopsy can diagnose other more significant issues. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is it? I feel nonexistent, heel pain, drowsiness, fatigue, and back pain, slept 5-6 hours last night and worked in bakery for 8 hours moving lots

What is it? I feel nonexistent, heel pain, drowsiness, fatigue, and back pain, slept 5-6 hours last night and worked in bakery for 8 hours moving lots

Fatigue & Pain: 5-6 hours of sleep nightly is not enough, especially for a young person. Is that your usual amount of sleep? Standing on your feet MAY be the source of your pain. Do you wear good shoes when you work? Consider wearing shoes that support your feet well. Please see your doctor to rule out any medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Woke up left heel pain, left hip also sore, feels like sore muscles, also feel pull down back of leg to heel. Can my lower disc probs cause this?

Woke up left heel pain, left hip also sore, feels like sore muscles, also feel pull down back of leg to heel. Can my lower disc probs cause this?

Exam needed: The heel discomfort is suspicious of inflammation of the heel fascia(plantar fasciitis), but the hip,?buttock discomfort and back of leg discomfort can be caused by a lumbar disc pressing on a nerve root. If you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen and rest may help. See an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why does the back of my heel hurts?

Why does the back of my heel hurts?

Find the cause...: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. Common causes are bone spurs, inflammation where the tendon connects to the heel, bursitis and possibly even plantar fasciits. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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The bone at the back of my heels hurt a little when i start walking in the morning. Then gets better overtime. I am 35yrs/male. What could it be ?

The bone at the back of my heels hurt a little when i start walking in the morning. Then gets better overtime. I am 35yrs/male. What could it be ?

Achilles tendonitis: Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the achilles tendon which attaches to the back of the heel and will have pain usually at or near where the achilles attaches. A conditioning, / rehab of this is very important to prevent further injury. ...Read more

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The back of my heel hurts really bad, especiallyout of bed. I can't even hardly walk in the mornings. Any advise?

The back of my heel hurts really bad, especiallyout of bed. I can't even hardly walk in the mornings. Any advise?

Plantar fasciitis: Most likely, you have plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia (soft tissue) on the bottom of your foot, near the heal. The treatment of this includes anti-inflammatories and stretching. I would suggest you see a foot and ankle specialist or a podiatrist and they can get you plugged in for some foot therapy for stretching of your plantar fascia. ...Read more

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Why does the back of my heel ache (feels like the skin is stretching)?

Why does the back of my heel ache (feels like the skin is stretching)?

Possible achilles : Tendonitis or calcific Achilles' tendon, possible haglund's deformity or spur to the back of thecalcaneus.. ...Read more

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My left heel hurts now the back of my left leg is red and swollen. Should i be worried?

My left heel hurts now the back of my left leg is red and swollen. Should i be worried?

Maybe: It's difficult to say without knowing your entire history. If you leg is red and swollen i would be concerned about infection or possibly a blood clot. There are many potential causes. I would rec. Seeing your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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No injury the back of my ankle/heel hurts on and off especially when walking what could be wrong and what are some good treatment ideas?

No injury the back of my ankle/heel hurts on and off especially when walking what could be wrong and what are some good treatment ideas?

Tendonitis/bursitis: It is likely that you may have Achilles tendonitis or calcaneal bursitis which can occur without an injury but can occur from activity and sports. I'd start with ice, NSAIDs, and stretching. If you don't start to improve, you might need an ortho consult and possibly some physical therapy. ...Read more

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Recently began waitressing. In the morning heels hurt and calves have been super sore from the back of my knees down. Shoes i wear are non slip?

Heel pain: Could be due to plantar fascitis or improper shoes. As suggested by dr. Kass suggested stretching should help. Custom orthotics would be ideal for someone on their feet all day. ...Read more

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11 year old son has been having shooting pain down back of one leg on & off for weeks. Now complains of achy pain in both legs & 1 heel. Hurts to walk?

11 year old son has been having shooting pain down back of one leg on & off for weeks. Now complains of achy pain in both legs & 1 heel. Hurts to walk?

Needs MRI: Your son is having progressive symptoms that may indicate a lesion of the spinal cord. I recommend taking him to his pediatrician for a physical examination and imaging of the spine. ...Read more

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I try using a pillow to raise the back of my sore heel but it still doesn't stop the burning pain. I wonder if Achilles tendon is involved. Walk OK.

Good question: Achilles tendonopathy tends to produce an enlarged, tender tendon (particularly sore when squeezed). Also, small nerve branches supplying the heel can become irritated to cause a burning pain. One question: why are you taking clonazepam? Underlying disorder? See your doctor for exam. Details of the physical should help diagnosis, and this will help treatment. ...Read more