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Have sharp pain in back of heel when walking, is there a cure or treatment I can do at home to help with pain?

Have sharp pain in back of heel when walking, is there a cure or treatment I can do at home to help with pain?

Some common problems: Include achilles tendonitis, a haglund's deformity, a posterior calcaneal spur/ bursitis. Goals should be to eliminate inflammation, take strain off the Achilles' tendon. This could be done with a heel lift or orthotic. Hot water soaks or ice can help. Topical or oral antiinflammatories can also be effective. ...Read more

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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


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I'm 3 weeks post ankle sprain and still have pain especially sharp pain in heel (im pretty much walking on my toes constantly). What should I be doing?

I'm 3 weeks post ankle sprain and still have pain especially sharp pain in heel (im pretty much walking on my toes constantly). What should I be doing?

Heel pain: You might have achilles tendon involvement. I would see your doctor about immobilization and possible further studies of your ankle like an mri. ...Read more

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Why when I walk on heel it sends a sharp pain on the side?

Why when  I walk on heel it sends a sharp pain  on the side?

Plantar fascitis : Is usually the culprit with pain that originates under the heel and or arch. Neuritis can occur concomitantly. Some home remedies are ice, antiinflammatory like allege or motrin, stretching, arch supports but if pain is severe - see a foot doc or ortho pod. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the heel of my foot. It only hurts when I walk down steps.?

I have a sharp pain in the heel of my foot. It only hurts when I walk down steps.?

Heel Pain: Heel pain in any shape or form begins and starts with plantar fasciitis. This small ligament that attaches the base of the heel to the muscles on the bottom of the foot can become very inflammed and painful. A tight achilles tendon is also associated with heel pain. If the pain is more in the middle of the heel, then advanced imaging may be necessary to diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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The outside of my ankle bone hurts to walk when i push up on my heel i get sharp pain no injury what could b causing this pain?

Ankle bone: Is the pain caused when you push up with your hand or when you push up as in standing on your toes ? It sounds like peroneal tendonitis , but a physical exam is indicated here ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean after long walk in heels?

What does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean after long walk in heels?

Something is wrong: Anytime you have pain, there is something wrong. There are a few possibilities. It could be the foot pain comes first, i.E plantar fascitis and as a result you are compensating or walking differently and then getting the leg pain. Knowing if you are flatfooted or have a high arch would help but in either case an orthotic might help. A nerve problem should also be ruled out. ...Read more

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