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Sharp Pain In My Heel When I Flex My Foot
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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
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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