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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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Dr. John Landi
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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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Most likely reason for terrible heel pain in a 37 year old man heart disease?

Most likely reason for terrible heel pain in a 37 year old man heart disease?

Support first...: I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments... Rest, supportive insoles (like spenco total support), rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... If all else fails... Surgery. This most likely has nothing to do with heart disease. ...Read more

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My heel hurts when i apply pressure to it. Is this a sign of anything?

Plantar Fasciitis: This typically sounds like plantar fasciitis, and inflamtion of the connective tissue from your heel to the arch and metatarsals. Additional you must eliminate the possibility of a stress fracture of the calcaneus, or a heel spur. Conservative treatment, icing, stretching, anti-inflamatory medication, a night splint, and an insole or rx orthotic is helpful to eliminate the pain and prevent recurre. ...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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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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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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