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My heel hurts?

My heel hurts?

Many causes: 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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 hurts what can it be?

Several poss. causes: Heel pain can come from a mild injury, such as jumping off a fence. It can come from overuse, such as hiking 5 miles when one is not a hiker. There can be irritation/inflammation of the arch area of the foot, or at the achilles' tendon from the calf, both of which are connected to the heel. Sometimes there is a bony heel spur at the bottom. A primary care, orthopedic, or podiatry doctor can help. ...Read more

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Why does the back of my heel hurts?

Why does the back of my heel hurts?

Find the cause...: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. Common causes are bone spurs, inflammation where the tendon connects to the heel, bursitis and possibly even plantar fasciits. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do if the inside of my heel hurts?

Plantar fasciitis : Sounds like you have planter fasciitis. You can do stretching of your calf muscle and take anti-inflammatory medication. You can also massage your plantar foot before you get out of bed. If this is not help then seek the advice of your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do when my heel hurts really badly?

What should I do when my heel hurts really badly?

Get examined...: This could represent any number of conditions. I would see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and start treatment. www.aofas.org. ...Read more

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My heel hurts for days. What should I do to care for it?

My heel hurts for days. What should I do to care for it?

It depends on cause: It depends on the cause your pain, but you could try a few conservative treatments. Apply ice to the painful area. Wear supportive, cushioning shoes. Consider NSAIDs such as ibuprofen. Also avoid any aggravating activities such as running or jumping. If you have a history of an injury or if the pain doesn't improve after a couple days, see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my heel hurts for days how do I care for it?

Plantar Fasciitis: I would suggest stretching exercises with a belt, towel or resistance band around the ball of your foot pulling towards yourself. Also, rolling your foot over a frozen water bottle for 10 minutes helps (with socks on) ...Read more

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Usually after physical activities my heel hurts every time i take a step. Why does that happen?

Plantar fasciitis: The ligament that helps support you arch is being strained (plantar fascia) try more supportive shoes and achilles stretches. If that doesn't help then custom made orthotics would be next step. ...Read more

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