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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Sharp pain in my heel when I flex my foot upwards.What could it bw and what can o do?

Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
12 years in practice
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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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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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.

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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.

Possibly tendinitis: This could be achillies or peroneal tendinitis. Rest, stretching and antiinflammatories. If not better after a few days see your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Sterling
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Sharp pain in heel today. Foot would come up from floor at times when it was sharp. Pain not constant. What could it be?

Dr. Robert Sterling
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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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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Sharp pain in foot whenever iistep on heel. What could be wrong? Could it be a spur?

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What does a sharp pain in the heel of my foot indicate ?

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
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There is a sharp pain when i walk, could this mean be heel/foot is broken?

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
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There is a sharp pain when i walk, could this mean be heel/foot is broken?

Possibly...: See a podiatrist for an x-ray and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Sharp pain in inside of foot, close to heel. Could it be diabetes?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Sharp pain in inside of foot, close to heel. Could it be diabetes?

I doubt it: It's difficult to ascertain where you are talking about "inside of foot, close to heel" could be plantar fascitis, posterior tibial tendonitis...would be easier to give dx if your location was more precise. ...Read more

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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Dr. Eric Lullove
Board Certified, Podiatry
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I have a sharp pain in the heel of my foot. It only hurts when I walk down steps.?

Dr. Eric Lullove
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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.

Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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.

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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