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What could cause pain on the bottom of my heels?

What could cause pain on the bottom of my heels?

Plantar fasciitis: And /or heel spur is most common cause. There are other less likely conditions as well. A podiatrist can properly diagnose and provide treatment. ...Read more

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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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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.

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 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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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

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Pain in the back of my heel when i walk. Had plantar fasciitis before but that pain was bottom of the foot heel pain. This is in the back of my heel?

Compensation..: It sounds like you may be compensating for the fasciitis problem by lifting your heel. This lifting could be causing the Achilles tendon pain. You need to have your foot evaluated for a mechanical solution. ...Read more

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Small hole looking thing on bottom of heel. ?

Small hole looking thing on bottom of heel. ?

Wart: May be a wart. If it has black dots in the middle and there is pain upon lateral pressure and if it pushes the skin lines out of the way....it's a wart. Need more info or a picture if those things aren't present. If it's a wart, treat it with topical OTC meds. If it's not, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is causing pain in the back of my heels (not bottom). I am slightly over weight.

What is causing pain in the back of  my heels (not bottom). I am slightly over weight.

Achilles tendinitis: Heel cord strain/achilles tendinitis is a common cause of pain in the back of your heel. Make sure you are doing your stretching exercises, your shoes are of good fit and type for your feet, and not wore out. If these things are not helping, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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The bottom of my heels go numb when I get home from work. I work 8 hours a day or even more. Is there anything I can do for them?

The bottom of my heels go numb when I get home from work. I work 8 hours a day or even more. Is there anything I can do for them?

Custom insoles: Your are most likely putting excessive pressure on your heels when you are on your feet. A high arch foot structure can cause such pressure in this area. Excessive pressure exerts force on the soft tissue in our feet, such as nerves, blood vessels etc... Custom orthoses can help redistribute this force. ...Read more

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How do I treat a puncture wound in bottom of heel?

How do I treat a puncture wound in bottom of heel?

Disinfect with: Alcohol or betadine solution, see a physician/ er to make sure no foreign body is retained and the wound is cleaned out better, may need the rx for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why do the bottom of my heels hurt to walk on in the morning nd after i rest?

Plantar Fascitis : Is what we see most often. Treat it by rest, ice, compression, elevation and injections can help along with proper stretching and custom orthotics work great too. ...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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