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Sharp pain in my heel when I flex my foot upwards.What could it bw and what can o do?

Sharp pain in my heel when I flex my foot upwards.What could it bw and what can o do?

Heel Pain: We worry about plantar fasciitis, but you might need to have this evaluated by your primary care doctor who might refer you to a physical therapist to teach stretching exercises. Try a heating pad and some gentle anti-inflammatory meds until you can see your doctor. ...Read more

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When i extend my right leg and flex my foot there is a sharp pain on the outside tip of my heel.

When i extend my right leg and flex my foot there is a sharp pain on the outside  tip of my heel.

See below: It sounds like you are talking about the insertion point of the achilles tendon. If pain continues try stretching or using a small lift in your shoe to remove pressure. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in foot whenever iistep on heel. What could be wrong? Could it be a spur?

Sharp pain in foot whenever iistep on heel. What could be wrong? Could it be a spur?

Heel pain: Most common cause is plantar fascitis which can be treated by ice, stretching , rest, injections, NSAID but i find orthotics help by taking the weight off the area. ...Read more

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What does a sharp pain in the heel of my foot indicate ?

What does a sharp pain in the heel of my foot indicate ?

NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't that bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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There is a sharp pain when i walk, could this mean be heel/foot is broken?

There is a sharp pain when i walk, could this mean be heel/foot is broken?

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 during the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. Check with your podiatrist to rule out nerve damage, stress fracture, or other bony problems. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain in back of my foot, above the heel?

What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain in back of my foot, above the heel?

Sounds like : Achilles tendonitis. If it is, you may want to try a small heel lift, eccentric excercises and ice or epost salt soaks in warm water. ...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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Having Sharp pain in heel with swelling near foot arc. Its severe in morning after i wake up.it hurts whenever i stand after sitting sometime.

Having Sharp pain in heel with swelling near foot arc. Its severe in morning after i wake up.it hurts whenever i stand after sitting sometime.

Plantar fasciitis: There are a number of possible causes and I would not hesitate to be seen. Among the more common is plantar fasciitis, which is thought to be an inflammatory contracture of the plantar fascia that supports the arch of the foot. Stretching the facia out or using an orthotic is usually the first line of treatment. ...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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