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Sharp Pain In Heel When Walking
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I have sharp pain in my heel that makes walking close to impossible. It feels lumpy, swollen & sometimes warm. It was sore off & on for 2 months but very painful for a week+. What do I do? Need to walk a lot in airports etc.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain top wrapping under foot at arch x1wk popped today when walking sharp pain ankle arch bottom foot pain on movement more side-side have to walk on heel no wt bear no visible defect what could it be?
Sharp pain in heel today. Foot would come up from floor at times when it was sharp. Pain not constant. What could it be?
WearAHeelPadForNow: After you pull-out that rusty nail, tell me if it doesn't feel better. No? OK. Then maybe it's what's called a "heel spur." No, not the ones cowboys wear on their boots but a little extension of bone off the heel bone. They can cause pain. If the pain is further up the heel, it could be a tendon irritation. Or further down, some fascia acting up. In any case, you'll need a doctor to diagnose it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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