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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Heel Pain (Overview)

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 will provide the diagnosis.


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What can cause heel pain for 2 weeks?

What can cause heel pain for 2 weeks?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or arch ligament strain is a common cause of heel pain in the bottom of the heel and/or arch.

Achilles tendonitis or bursitis can cause pain in the back of the heel.

A stress fracture or bursitis typically cause pain in the bottom of the heel.

Pain on the inner (medial or big toe side) heel and ankle might represent tarsal tunnel or nerve irritation. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
19 Doctors shared insights

Heel Pain (Overview)

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 will provide the diagnosis.


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Left foot- I have a painful lump on the inside of my heel & pain running along the outside of foot from mid foot to little toe. What is causing it?

Left foot- I have a painful lump on the inside of my heel & pain running along the outside of foot from mid foot to little toe. What is causing it?

Pain: Without a physical exam, that is extremely difficult to answer. Based on your description I would suspect infracalcaneal bursitis with peroneal tendonitis secondary to plantar fasciitis. That is speculation. Your best solution is to see your podiatrist for an exam, x rays and a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Heel pain (Tip)

For heel and arch pain, try stretching your foot by rolling it over a rolling pin or a bottle. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How can you treat heel pain/spur at work?

Stretching: Nsaid medication, orthotics I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can any one tell me the homeopathic treatment for heel pain?

Can any one tell me the homeopathic treatment for heel pain?

Not just one: There are 220+ homeopathic remedies known for heel pain. Differentiating between these to find the right one for you requires careful study. We need to know what your pain is like, your experience of it, how it started, what makes it worse and better, etc. How it affects & fits into your whole life. To investigate this, you need a skilled homeopath. A computer program or a shot is not enough. ...Read more

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Heel pain (Tip)

When pain is radiating or "shooting down" down your leg, consult your physician. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Is lambswool a natural treatments for heel pain?

Is lambswool a natural treatments for heel pain?

Let me explain: Using lambs wool as insert in the shoes may help reduce the stress on certian part of the foot (shock absorbent) whichlead to lesser pain in the heel. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure heel pain?

Is it possible to cure heel pain?

Absolutely...: There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Heel pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How can you get rid of heel pain?

Stretching: There are many treatments for plantar fasciatis. I suggest you see a podiatrist for options. Most treatments are non-surgical. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent heel pain besides padding?

Supportive shoes and: If you have some mechanical abnormalities, orthotics. Its a combination of faulty mechanics meeting with opportunity that provides the trigger for heel pain. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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How I can traet my heel pain?

How I can traet my heel pain?

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. ...Read more

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What causes severe heel pain?

Plantar Fasciitis: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis.
This is an inflammation or strain of the plantar fascia which is a ligament on the bottom of the foot.
Walking without shoes or wearing flats is a known cause of this condition. Running/athletic shoes will often help, as will arch supports. If it persists for more than a week or two, see a doctor who treats feet, such as a Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Heel pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Is it possible to cure heel pain?

Absolutely...: There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my heel pain?

Stretching: Night splints, orthotics, pt, medication all are effective. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Heel pain (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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What could cause morning heel pain?

Plantar Fasciatis: Is the most common cause of pain after rest. ...Read more

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How should you deal with heel pain?

How should you deal with heel pain?

Get a diagnosis 1st!: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the heel. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the feet should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis only should treatment be initiated. ...Read more

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Heel pain (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more

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How to cope with chronic heel pain?

Concentrate on: Getting rid of your pain. A diagnosis and treatment by a foot specialist is recommended. In all likelihood this pain can go away with proper care. ...Read more

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Is heel pain a sign of some disease?

Is heel pain a sign of some disease?

Rarely: Heel pain is rarely linked to a systemic disease, but it can be. It is usually an isolated musculoskeletal problem that can be treated in an office setting successfully. Blood work may be necessary if associated with long term pain or the pain doesn't decrease with treatment to rule out certain diseases. ...Read more