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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

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 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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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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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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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