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Previously falls. Pain under and behind ankle. Severe outer edge heel pain. Has hurt for months. Cup heel /squeeze is painful. And painful standing.

Previously falls. Pain under and behind ankle. Severe outer edge heel pain. Has hurt for months. Cup heel /squeeze is painful. And painful standing.

Get checked: With some many symptoms you meet to be seen by specialist. Previous falls could mean chronic lateral ankle instability. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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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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The inside edge of my heel hurts with every step for 5 minuets afer I stand up. I see nothing there. What is the problem?

The inside edge of my heel hurts with every step for 5 minuets afer I stand up. I see nothing there. What is the problem?

Plantar fasciitis: This is a very common cause of heel pain. It's most painful when you take your first steps of the day and after you get up and walk after being off of your feet for awhile. Heel cord (achillies' tendon) stretches, ice and nsaid's are good initial treatments. Splints, shoe inserts, therapy and oral steroids are used in more persistent cases. This problem usually resolves and rarely needs surgery. ...Read more

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Right heel pain around middle of heel and outside of heal, as well. Makes walking difficult and painful. Any suggestions?

Right heel pain around middle of heel and outside of heal, as well. Makes walking difficult and painful. Any suggestions?

Have it evaluated.: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as, infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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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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 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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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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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

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Heel pain!? What can I do for relief?

Let me try: Some time you could use the silicone heel pad, if did not help you have to see the orthopedic surgeon to x-ray and possible injection in the heel. ...Read more

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What are some causes of my heel pain?

What are some causes of my heel pain?

Fracture or PF.: Could be many things, but the two most likely are either a stress frature or plantar fasciitis. The best way to know is to get an x-ray of your foot. Another clue is when it hurts: stress fractures are all the time, while pf hurts most with the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting for a long time. Nerve damage is another option. ...Read more

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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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What could be the cause of heel pain?

What could be the cause of heel pain?

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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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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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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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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I've got terrible heel pain! Please help me?

See your PCP for the: Initial evaluation and get some pain meds from her/him, and investigations could be started. Then see a podiatrist/ foot ; ankle doc as you wish.
Most likely its planter fasciitis, requiring pain meds, stretching exercises/ splints, night splints, pain/steroid shot, proper shoe wear, with heel cushion/pad, etc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have heel pain?

Could it be something bad if I have heel pain?

Treatable: Most of the heel problems are very treatable. See your foot care specialist if problems are limiting your activities. Rest, ice, elevate, limit activity, antiinflammatories and wear a good stiff/stable shoe with good support. Dr l. ...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?

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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What are possible causes of this weird heel pain?

What are possible causes of this weird heel pain?

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See your doctor to rule out tendinitis, fracture, or nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a severe heel pain what is it?

Plantar fasciitis??: There's a good chance what you have is planter fasciitis. However, this should be evaluated by a local podiatrist for a definitive diagnosis. You can try stretching your calf muscle, anti-inflammatory medication and massage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heel pain?

Heel pain: 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. ...Read more

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How can I treat heel pain that may be a spur at work?

Ice: Need to see a podiatrist for diagnosis. Meanwhile, ice the area as much as possible. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a severe heel pain what is it?

Plantar fasciitis: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, inflammation in the area of attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. If this is the case, I suggest you first get some good running shoes (stability type). Perform calf stretches 2-3 times per day, arch supports in shoes. If no improvement see a podiatrist, who see this issue several times a day and can treat it appropriately. ...Read more