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What can I do if my heel hurts when i walk or put pressure?

What can I do if my heel hurts when i walk or put pressure?

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful during the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. Check with your podiatrist to rule out nerve damage, stress fracture, or other bony problems. ...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 when i walk or put pressure on it. What could i be?

My heel hurts when i walk or put pressure on it. What could i be?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation or deterioration of the tissue that makes up your foot arch. Best managed with stretching your arch and soft supportive orthotics/shoe inserts. Night splints can sometimes be of benefit. Cortisone injections are also popular and effective. There has been recent interest in platelet rich plasma injections. Avoid surgery if possible. ...Read more

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Why does the bottom of my heel hurt when i walk?

Why does the bottom of my heel hurt when i walk?

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See a podiatrist to rule out stress fracture, tendinitis, or entrapped nerves. ...Read more

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What is making the bottom of my heel hurt when I walk on it?

What is making the bottom of my heel hurt when I walk on it?

Plantar fasciitis??: Although their are many possible causes to foot and heel pain, plantar fasciitis is a very common cause. Daily morning stretching and anti-inflammatory medications are usually very effective. However, before assuming plantar fasciitis, see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and give you specifics on treatments. ...Read more

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Why my heels hurt when I walk, I just started new job where I wear safety shoes, one they gave started the pain but then IV brought my own ones?

Why my heels hurt when I walk, I just started new job where I wear safety shoes, one they gave started the pain but then IV brought my own ones?

Try shoe inserts: Safety shoes can be unyielding. You need to have a cushion for your feet and since your job requires these shoes, go to any drug store and buy an inexpensive foam shoe insert. You most likely will be surprised at the relief they give. ...Read more

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What could cause my heels to hurt when i walk?

What could cause my heels to hurt when i walk?

To find the cause...: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. Possibilities range from plantar fasciitis to stress fractures of your heel bone. 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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The back of my heel hurts really bad, especiallyout of bed. I can't even hardly walk in the mornings. Any advise?

The back of my heel hurts really bad, especiallyout of bed. I can't even hardly walk in the mornings. Any advise?

Plantar fasciitis: Most likely, you have plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia (soft tissue) on the bottom of your foot, near the heal. The treatment of this includes anti-inflammatories and stretching. I would suggest you see a foot and ankle specialist or a podiatrist and they can get you plugged in for some foot therapy for stretching of your plantar fascia. ...Read more

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Having pain Achilles heel pain hurts dull pain can't walk no injury so what could b causing this awful pain?

Having pain Achilles heel pain hurts dull pain can't walk no injury so what could b causing this awful pain?

Spur, tendonitis: Can be achilles tendonitis, heel spur or bony prominence called haglunds deformity. Is there only pain with shoes or any time when walking even without shoes? This may help in determining cause. ...Read more

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Pain in the bottom of my foot especially near the heel. Hurts to walk or stand. Really bad in the morning and really bad near the end of the day

Pain in the bottom of my foot especially near the heel. Hurts to walk or stand. Really bad in the morning and really bad near the end of the day

Heel spur/fasciitis: You probably have plantar fasciitis or a heel spur. What you are describing is classic symptoms of both. You should look up plantar fasciitis treatments on line and follow the instructions that pertain to icing, stretching, shoe changes (if necessary), and you may end up having to see a foot specialist. This may take a few months to resolve. ...Read more

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Severe heel pain in right foot. Sometimes hurts to even walk. Sometimes add pressure helps with the pain, temporarily. What could be the problem?

Severe heel pain in right foot. Sometimes hurts to even walk. Sometimes add pressure helps with the pain, temporarily. What could be the problem?

It gets Worse.: The answer to that question begins with knowing the location of the heel pain. Is it on the bottom, back or sides. Most commonly, it is on the bottom and the problem is usually plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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Causes of heel pain. Constantly hurts but worse when I walk especially on stairs. pain runs down back of ankle/heel. Had been getting worse 2x weeks?

Causes of heel pain. Constantly hurts but worse when I walk especially on stairs. pain runs down back of ankle/heel. Had been getting worse 2x weeks?

Achilles tendonitis: Is what it sounds like . May need a course of antiinflammatory medication, heel lifts or wearing shoes with a bit of a heel; night splints, stretching exercises and PT can also help. It will take longer than you think to go away-it's the nature of the problem ...Read more

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I may have a tiny avulsion off the tip of my right distal fibula but my ankle and heel hurts to the touch and when i walk on it is this normal?

I may have a tiny avulsion off the tip of my right distal fibula but my ankle and heel hurts to the touch and when i walk on it is this normal?

Avulsion: An avulsion occurs when soft tissue pulls a piece of bone off of its origin or insertion. An avulsion from the distal fibula could possibly represent an avulsion from a ligament resulting in instability of the peroneal muscles coursing in that area. I would recommend evaluation by a either a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I did a toe touch last week and I landed on my right heel.the inside part of my heel hurts and I have to walk on my toes. No bruising or swelling.

I did a toe touch last week and I landed on my right heel.the inside part of my heel hurts and I have to walk on my toes. No bruising or swelling.

Plantar fascia: It sound like you may have injured your plantar fascia, which supports your arch and inserts on your "heel". Should improve quickly over the next 2-4 days. If it does not, I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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11 year old son has been having shooting pain down back of one leg on & off for weeks. Now complains of achy pain in both legs & 1 heel. Hurts to walk?

11 year old son has been having shooting pain down back of one leg on & off for weeks. Now complains of achy pain in both legs & 1 heel. Hurts to walk?

Needs MRI: Your son is having progressive symptoms that may indicate a lesion of the spinal cord. I recommend taking him to his pediatrician for a physical examination and imaging of the spine. ...Read more

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Foot problem, have a fallen arch on left foot for 3 yrs now. Use orthotics, but recently my heel hurts to walk on. Planters fasciitis? What is it?

Foot problem,  have a fallen arch on left foot for 3 yrs now.   Use orthotics, but recently my heel hurts to walk on.  Planters fasciitis? What is it?

Impossible to say: no one can give a specific answer without being able to examine the heel. If it is tender along the inside edge it is likely to be plantar faciitis. ...Read more

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I have pain in the arch of my foot, close to my heel. Hurts to walk barefoot and with certain shoes. Hurts most in the morning and after running.

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of the foot. characterized by scarring, inflammation, or structural breakdown of the foot's plantar fascia. It is often caused by overuse injury of the plantar fascia, increases in exercise, weight or age. may be a degenerative process. Most cases of plantar fasciitis resolve on their own with time and conservative tx ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve heel pain whenever i walk or stand? What could be the cause

What can I do to relieve heel pain whenever i walk or stand? What could be the cause

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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Ive been getting bottom heel and back of heel pain badly anything I can do? And when I get out of bed I can't walk without pain for a minute or so

Bottom heel pain: especially after resting sounds like a condition called Planter Fascitis. You should see a podiatrist for evaluation and xrays as well. In mean time do some gentle stretching and ice massage in the area and wear good supportive shoes for relief. ...Read more

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I'm getting heel pain that goes away after a while when i walk, should I be worried?

I'm getting heel pain that goes away after a while when i walk, should I be worried?

Possibly: That is the usual early presentation for plantar fascitis. Rest, ice and stretch... If the pain continues see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause heel pain when you walk in a child with jra/jia? Is there any connection between the two?

What can cause heel pain when you walk in a child with jra/jia? Is there any connection between the two?

Heel pain can also: Be a common problem known as sever's disease which can occur in any child. It is an inflammation of the growth plate below where the achilles tendon attached to the bone towards the bottom of the heel. Shoes, cleats and sneakers for younger kids sizes are not often made of well structured materials.And heel cups or heel supports over the counter may help. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been having a lot of heel pain especially in the morning, to the point he can barely walk.?

Heel pain: After ruling out fracture, cyst, or tumor, most heel pain is caused by a ligament in yet bottom of the foot. Try over the counter arch supports such as super feet, soft sole, etc. And antiinflammatories. If pain persist see a podiatrist, who can guide you through the process to recovery. ...Read more

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Ankle sparin grade 2. it has become 4 weeks. i have started walking few steps with support but i get heel pain now. should i continue walk?

Ankle sparin grade 2. it has become 4 weeks. i have started walking few steps with support but i get heel pain now. should i continue walk?

Call the doctor.: Stop walking until you can an opinion from your doctor. You may need some more physical therapy and/or semi weight bearing ( crutch assistance). Without knowing the post sprain treatment, it is hard to determine how to proceed without becoming redundant. ...Read more

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Horrible heel pain when i woke up this morning and it is still hurting when i walk. Now my calf is hurting too?

Horrible heel pain when i woke up this morning and it is still hurting when i walk. Now my calf is hurting too?

Heel pain: Sudden onset of severe heel pain warrants a doctor visit to determine the cause and receive appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Very bad heel pain /2 weeks still sore hard to walk

You : You didn't give much information, so it's hard to give you a meaningful answer. Was there any injury? Did the pain start suddenly or gradually? The most common cause of heel pain, in the absence of trauma, is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of the foot that begins in the heel. The pain is usually more severe after rest, like in the morning, getting out of bed. But there are other causes of heel pain, notably a stress fracture or even a fractured heel spur. You'd best go to a podiatrist or orthopedist, have the thing x-rayed, and find out what's going on. Why suffer? ...Read more

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Heel pain while i walk red and swollen and the swelling is spreading. Is this planter facitis ? Antiinflamotries for a week

Need an xray or MRI: There are many types of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is only one type, although the most common. Plantar fasciitis usually doesn't present as red and swollen, and is usually more painful 1st step after a period of rest (like out of bed in the am). Other considerations could include a stress fracture of the heel, infection, bone cyst, tendonitis. Seek a professional consultation with a specialist. ...Read more

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I have heel pain. The pain has been going up the back of my calf to the back of my knee. I can barely walk on it. This has happened once before.

I have heel pain. The pain has been going up the back of my calf to the back of my knee. I can barely walk on it. This has happened once before.

Achilles heel pain: The achilles tendon runs up the back of the leg. If this tendon is tight or strained it becomes sore. This tendon is formed from three muscles that form the calve. If the tendon is strained, the muscle is also strained. The muscles also have bone attachments behind the knee and attach as high as the pelvis. Such a condition can cause rupture if it doesn't get the proper rest and treatment. ...Read more

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When I started taking thyroid meds, my bad heel pain almost disappeared. I stopped taking it two weeks ago and now I can barely walk again. Is there any connection or is it a wired coincidence?

I've seen more WIRED: I like your typo. That's why I stole it! Lemme tell you. I can point to really strange & unexplainable things when it comes to meds & their effects in my career. But I've always believed (and taught my residents) that, for any symptom in medicine bar none; relief or cure of a problem after thyroid optimization NEVER EVER surprises me. Sometimes I must leave it to smarter people to say WHY. ...Read more

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Leg and feet swelling, heel pain after long walk in high heels?

Leg and feet swelling, heel pain after long walk in high heels?

Unsteady: High heels are an unsteady platform to walk on & in a long walk may cause the muscles to overwork. ...Read more

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My heel pain is ok on bottom but worse on back of heel. Orthotics do the job when I stand/walk but having trouble with heel when resting in bed?

Try a heelbo: Posterior heel pain from Achilles' tendon swelling or inflammation can be very annoying. Heel lift eases pain by decreasing tension on the tendon. Direct pressure while in bed may be helped by a heelbo which is a terry cloth sleeve with a built in foam pad that may help. These are available in most pharmacies. A small donut type pad placed into a sock may also be helpful. ...Read more

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I walk 3 miles a day and have heel pain on sides of heels do Ive tried 4 types of sneakers and my foot in general is high arched like i wear high heel?

I walk 3 miles a day and have heel pain on sides of heels do Ive tried 4 types of sneakers and my foot in general is high arched like i wear high heel?

Bone spur?: Pain in heel may be from a small bone spur. Please see your doc who may order an x-ray and find out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, need your general advise on my mother's heel pain.She goes for a walk in the evening.Apart from that no other regular exercise.

Hi doctors, need your general advise on my mother's heel pain.She goes for a walk in the evening.Apart from that no other regular exercise.

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, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more