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Heel Pain When Resting
One heel, pain, worse when resting (sharp stabbing pain intermittently), now seems to be travelling up to the calf. Perhaps since I'm favoring the one?
Needed heel exam...: There are several conditions that can cause heels to hurt. Some hurt more with weight bearing, some off weight and other hurt all the time. What is concerning is that the pain is now affecting your calf. This could be tendon or venous in nature. You will need to be evaluated to identify the true nature of your problem as it seems that the leg is becoming involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
Very hard to rest my left foot following minor mishap stepping on smallplastic item . Heel pain. Was wearing shoes. Only on there a few seconds. No open sores or bleeding. Trying to find comfort pos.
Foot pain: It sounds like you might have stepped on something hard enough to change the position of your foot in your shoes, causing heel bruising. If you have existing foot pain, in shoes without good support, being thrown off balance by stepping on an irregular object can can cause soft tissue damage. Icing down your heel and elevating it can help decrease swelling as can ibuprofen. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Bottom heel pain . Especially in am . No swelling bruising . Heat ice rest epsom salt , ib profen have not been successful . Pain for six months.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Aching/burning - both feet, mostly below the balls. Hurts after periods of rest. First steps not painful & no heel pain. Hi arches/105lbs/40 yrs.
Heel pain treatment: You should get properly diagnosed that it is for example plantar fasciitis vs heel/stress heel fracture vs baxters nerve compression. If for example it is plantar fas, then stretching with nsaids can help acutely. Orthotics can help as well. You should see your local podiatrist or ortho foot and ankle if pain persists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Heel pain may be secondary to calcaneus ( heel bone) spur ( hook of bone), sometimes plantar fasciitis ( inflammation of the fibrous tissue on the bottom of your feet) may cause heel spur , diabetes may cause lost of sensation of feet, but most likely not heel pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ankle and heel pain: Two different areas. The ankle pain may be due to injury or arthritis. The heel may be due to plantar fasciitis, compression of a nerve, or fracture. Have them first evaluated with x-ray, and then if necessary MRI imagining to determine the extent of the injury. Icing, stretching, a night splint, and supportive shoes. Possibly an ankle brace. ...Read more
Plantar fascitiis: Plantar fascitiis if it is on the bottom , if in the back an achilles tendon or haglunds deformity. A stress fracture of the heel or less likely but possible a bone tumor. If you get pain to the heel on the first few steps after resting likely plantar fascitiis. Icing of the heel, limiting walking while pain is severe, a old arch support, an antiinflammatory are all good ideas. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Try silicone: Gel heels or an orthotic to help relieve pressure on your heels. ...Read more
Heel pain: There are many possible causes of heel pain. A common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel is plantar fasciitis. Pain to the back of the heel may be caused by Achilles tendinitis. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment, especially if you have a history of an injury or if your pain is limiting your ability to walk normally. An x-ray of your heel may be taken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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