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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 a sharp pain in my heels it hurts when I stand for a long time I am very active I workout and I teach zumba.?

I have a sharp pain in my heels it hurts when I stand for a long time I am very active I workout and I teach zumba.?

Overuse Injury: The pain you are experiencing can be caused by the overuse of the achilles tendon relative to the plantar fascia. Also, the compression of the medial calcaneal nerve may cause compression "sharp" pain to the area. The repetitve nature of zumba and impact can have a negative effect on the heel, especially if you are not wearing the proper shoes during teaching. ...Read more

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The inside edge of my heel hurts with every step for 5 minuets afer I stand up. I see nothing there. What is the problem?

The inside edge of my heel hurts with every step for 5 minuets afer I stand up. I see nothing there. What is the problem?

Plantar fasciitis : This is a very common cause of heel pain. It's most painful when you take your first steps of the day and after you get up and walk after being off of your feet for awhile. Heel cord (achillies' tendon) stretches, ice and nsaid's are good initial treatments. Splints, shoe inserts, therapy and oral steroids are used in more persistent cases. This problem usually resolves and rarely needs surgery. ...Read more

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Last couple of days I've been having ankle heel pain hurts so bad that I can't stand nothing to touch it no injury the pain is bad I b in tears?

Last couple of days I've been having ankle heel pain hurts so bad that I can't stand nothing to touch it no injury the pain is bad I b in tears?

Seek a consultation : It can be a variety of problems but intense pain can be a fracture, gout or a nerve issue. Ice may help but an examination by a podiatrist or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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

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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Last week I jumped off a 7ft fence and since them the bottom of my right heel hurts. What should I do?

Last week I jumped off a 7ft fence and since them the bottom of my right heel hurts. What should I do?

See your podiatrist: This is either a stress fracture, plantar fasciitis or a compressed nerve causing the pain. You should see your foot doctor soon to help determine what the problem is and get an early resolution to this problem. ...Read more

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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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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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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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