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What to do if I have heel pain on the bottom of my heel what's wrong?

What to do if I have heel pain on the bottom of my heel what's wrong?

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 doctor to rule out stress fracture or entrapped nerve. ...Read more

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If I have pain on the bottom of my heel, can that be the result of a heel spur?

Plantar fasciitis is: More likely. Spurs are the calcification of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel. And cause pain maybe 1% of the time. You can have a large spur with no pain or a great deal of pain without any spur. ...Read more

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I have pain at the bottom of my heel , in the middle, that feels like a bruise, when I squeeze the side of my heel it hurts. Is this plantar fascitis?

Calcaneal stress rxn: This could be plantar fasciitis but it is not so common to have pain on the sides of the heel bone (calcaneus). So i suspect this may be a stress reaction in the bone from overuse. Rest and a thick silicone heel cushion may help. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor for pain on the bottom of my heel and down from my Achilles tendon?

Should i see a doctor for pain on the bottom of my heel and down from my Achilles tendon?

See a podiatrist!: If you have plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doc). #4: stretching your foot/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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The top of my feet hurt constantly. More in the am and after sitting. could this be plantar fascitis? No pain in the bottom & no pain in heel.

Dorsal Arch Pain.: Plantar fasciitis, by definition, is inflammation of the fascia located on the bottom of the foot. The symptoms, interestingly, are very similar to the ones you describe. More than likely, your pain is being caused, in part, by an increased amount of stress being applied to your feet secondary to your pregnancy. The best solution is to have a specialist evaluate and suggest the best way to treat. ...Read more

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I have heel pain in the bottom of my heel. Because I wear hard orthotics, it's very sore, back of heel padded to stop heel spurs. Apparently folded?

See your podiatrist: I recommend you discuss these concerns with the podiatrist who made your orthotics. Many types of orthotics can initially cause arch pain due to their hardness but the body adapts in a few weeks and this improves dramatically. ...Read more

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Experiencing bruise-like pain on the bottom of my heel for past 3 days upon weight bearing. no swelling, bruising, inflammation, etc.

Plantar pain: This sounds like it may be plantar fasciitis. This pain is worse in morning, and feels like bruising. Avoid excessive weight bearing activities like running or walking for long periods for a bit, try taking anti-inflammatory and stretch the "under" part of your foot by flexing toes and you can roll the foot over a tennis ball for relief too. ...Read more