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Start with heel pain, then Achilles tendon pain. Now both gone but pain goes to whole ankle. Feel ankle pain at dawn when sleep as well. No injury.

Start with heel pain, then Achilles tendon pain. Now both gone but pain goes to whole ankle. Feel ankle pain at dawn when sleep as well. No injury.

Plantar fasciitis: This sounds like you had plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. These two conditions commonly occur together. If the whole ankle now hurts other things could be going on as well so you should see a foot and ankle specialist and start doing some Achilles tendon stretching several times a day. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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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.

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

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My heels hurt when i step down from bed after sleep or from car after travelling. The pain gets worse when i go shopping & walk for long hours. Why?

My heels hurt when i step down from bed after sleep or from car after travelling. The pain gets worse when i go shopping & walk for long hours. Why?

Plantar fasciitis: Based upon what you are describing, it appears you have planta fasciitis. That is inflammationof the ligament that attaches to your heel. Improper support of the arch with cause pain in your heel. It will be worse upon awankening or after being seated for awhile. Custom made orthotics is the best conservative treatment for this problem. ...Read more

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My heels hurt when i set foot down after sleep or after travelling in car for an hour or so. The pain gets worse when i walk for long hours. Why?

My heels hurt when i set foot down after sleep or after travelling in car for an hour or so. The  pain gets worse when i walk for long hours. Why?

Plantar fascitis: The fascial ligament is contracting when you are at rest and the tension you are applying when weight bearing is causing pain..... ...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?

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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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 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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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more