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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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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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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?

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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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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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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