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Burning heel pain in both feet. Have Lupus too,?

Burning feet: Depends when you feel the burn, Bilateral pain in the same area of both legs/feet usually stems from the low back. Lupus can be contributory. Apply ice to the low back and see if burning subsides. look up a Dermatome chart on the internet. you will see the nerves that exit the low back innervate the legs and feet. visit to a specialist should be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?

Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?

How about...: HLA B-27 (I know you're not the typical gender), Rheumatoid Factor, ESR, CRP, Anti-DNA double stranded AB's? Any of those tests been run yet? Why are your fingers permanently flexed, Lupus Anticoagulant? ...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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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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What are some ways to relieve heel pain?

What are some ways to relieve 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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I have severe heel pain. What should I do?

Most commonly: This is plantar fascitiis. Ice application to the heel, oral antiinflammatories, an arch support or heel cushion for walking, a night splint while sleeping, stretching when have the time, massage of the heel before getting out of bed in the morning are all helpful. When pain persists seeing the podiatrist is a good idea for further help. ...Read more

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How to figure out what's causing my heel pain?

How to figure out what's causing my heel pain?

Periostitis of heel!: Periosteal inflammation of the heel is the most common causes of heel pain, not plantar fasciitis. People with fasciitis have arch pain. If you wake up and stand on your feet and feel heel pain, it is periostitis. This is common in many rheumatic issues (spondylitis, reiter's, psoriatic arthritis). Most podiatrists will miss these diagnoses. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my extreme heel pain?

Heel pain: Your heel pain could be due to many things, most likely it is due to plantar fasciitis or an inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of your foot that attaches to your heel. Of this pain has been persistent you should seek medical attention to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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