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Doctor insights on: Pains In Heels Of Feet

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What are likely causes of pains in the heel of your foot?

What are likely causes of pains in the heel of your foot?

Plantar fasciitis : The most likely cause is something called plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that attaches to the heel bone(calcaneus). It can become inflamed and cause pain with walking and running. It can be treated by stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, and heel cups(can get at pharmacy or sports store). Try a google search for the exercises. Sometimes a cortisone injection may help. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pains on the mid heel of my foot, what is it?

Plantar fasciitis?: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of a painful heel. Nerve irritation, bursitis, bone bruising, stress fractures and arthritis can cause heel pain as well. See a podiatrist to sort out what is the cause of your heel pain, and what treatment options you have available. ...Read more

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I have abnormal lumps on the bottom of my feet. they send shocking pains. on my heels and balls. I have numbness. both of my feet in the same place?

I have abnormal lumps on the bottom of my feet. they send shocking pains. on my heels and balls. I have numbness. both of my feet in the same place?

Abnormal lumps: Should be seen by a doctor. One possibility are plantar fibromas.. These may or may not cause pain but usually don't cause numbness. You may have a concomitant case of tarsal tunnel syndrome or issues in your back causing pain to your feet. Best to see a doctor in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can orthaheel sandles give you heel pain, or injure an otherwise healthy foot? My feet seem to feel like they have developed pains they did not have.

Can orthaheel sandles give you heel pain, or injure an otherwise healthy foot?  My feet seem to feel like they have developed pains they did not have.

Foot pain: Remember, everyone's anatomy is different & 1 thing doesn't work for everyone. Get it checked by your podiatrist or orthopedic foot doctor. ...Read more

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My left heel has been numb for two years. Now my right heel is numb too. When I wake up, my toes are now numb and I have shooting pains in my feet.?

My left heel has been numb for two years.  Now my right heel is numb too.  When I wake up, my toes are now numb and I have shooting pains in my feet.?

See your doctor: This is never normal. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more

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Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more