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What causes severe heel pain?

What causes severe heel pain?

Plantar Fasciitis: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This is an inflammation or strain of the plantar fascia which is a ligament on the bottom of the foot. Walking without shoes or wearing flats is a known cause of this condition. Running/athletic shoes will often help, as will arch supports. If it persists for more than a week or two, see a doctor who treats feet, such as a Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Heel Pain (Definition)

Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...Read more


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What are some causes of my heel pain?

What are some causes of my heel pain?

Fracture or PF.: Could be many things, but the two most likely are either a stress frature or plantar fasciitis. The best way to know is to get an x-ray of your foot. Another clue is when it hurts: stress fractures are all the time, while pf hurts most with the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting for a long time. Nerve damage is another option. ...Read more

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What can cause heel pain for 2 weeks?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or arch ligament strain is a common cause of heel pain in the bottom of the heel and/or arch. Achilles tendonitis or bursitis can cause pain in the back of the heel. A stress fracture or bursitis typically cause pain in the bottom of the heel. Pain on the inner (medial or big toe side) heel and ankle might represent tarsal tunnel or nerve irritation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of heel pain?

What could be the cause of  heel pain?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or arch ligament strain is a common cause of heel pain in the bottom of the heel and/or arch. Achilles tendonitis or bursitis can cause pain in the back of the heel. A stress fracture or bursitis typically cause pain in the bottom of the heel. Pain on the inner (medial or big toe side) heel and ankle might represent tarsal tunnel or nerve irritation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my extreme heel pain?

What could be the cause of my extreme heel pain?

Heel pain: Your heel pain could be due to many things, most likely it is due to plantar fasciitis or an inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of your foot that attaches to your heel. Of this pain has been persistent you should seek medical attention to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of this weird heel pain?

What are possible causes of this weird heel pain?

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 for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See your doctor to rule out tendinitis, fracture, or nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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What do I do when there is no obvious cause to my heel pain? What ways can I check to diagnose my pain?

What do I do when there is no obvious cause to my heel pain? What ways can I check to diagnose my pain?

See a podiatrist: Who will find the obvious cause that is why they are foot specialists. A podiatrist can evaluate your foot, take your history, and if need be take an x-ray or ultrasound to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve heel pain whenever i walk or stand? What could be the cause

What can I do to relieve heel pain whenever i walk or stand? What could be the cause

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of awful heel pain? Did the elliptical at gym recently but didn't bother me then.

What could be the cause of awful heel pain? Did the elliptical at gym recently but didn't bother me then.

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 for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See a podiatrist to rule out stress fracture or nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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I have bad heel pain on the sides. The pain is worst when I get up and start Walking, but get accostemed to it after about a min.

Plantar fasciitis: This may be plantar fasciitis. It usually presents with heel pain when you step down on it. It is often worst first thing in the morning or when you get up after sitting for a while. It can be relieved with ice, stretches and placing heel cups in your shoes (both shoes, even if only one hurts). If this does not work try some soft shoe inserts with a good arch support or see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause heel pain?

Can sciatica cause heel pain?

Yes, but..: Although pain from an irritated nerve root can radiate into the heel, one would not have heel pain as an only symptoms. Sciatic pain is usually felt in the buttock, hamstring, calf and heel. If you are experiencing heel pain as the only symptom, it is extremely unlikely that it is coming from an irritated or inflamed spinal nerve. ...Read more

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Heel pain. One side. Sharp. In tendon. What is a quick fix?

More info needed: If the heel pain is on outer side and at the back it could be related to pump bump and one simple solution would be to wear back less shoes. ...Read more

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Left side of left heel pain even to touch i can't move my toes without it hurting?

Left side of left heel pain even to touch i can't move my toes without it hurting?

Left side of Heel: Three major structures pass by the outside of the heel. The peroneus longus and peroneus brevis tendons and the sural nerve. If there is significant tendonitis, the inflammation can also irritate the nerve causing the pain that you describe. Have that checked by your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can cause heel pain when you walk in a child with jra/jia? Is there any connection between the two?

What can cause heel pain when you walk in a child with jra/jia? Is there any connection between the two?

Heel pain can also: Be a common problem known as sever's disease which can occur in any child. It is an inflammation of the growth plate below where the achilles tendon attached to the bone towards the bottom of the heel. Shoes, cleats and sneakers for younger kids sizes are not often made of well structured materials.And heel cups or heel supports over the counter may help. ...Read more

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Mild but uneasy heel pain, cause untraced increases the degree as days passed by, what medicine or food supplement or anything as remedial measure please. Thanks?

Plantar fascitiis: Would be my first choice. This is more a biomechanical issue and a good arch support is recommended, ice, mild stretching of the fascial structure as well as the achilles tendon. Antiinflammatories like allege or Motrin are helpful as well. If pain persists please consult your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What else can cause heel pain other than plantar fasciitis. Back and bottom heel pain. Feels good in am. Worse as day goes on.?

Nerves, tendons...: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, but there are others, too. An irritated or entraped nerve can cause pain as the day goes on, as can tendinitis: the three most common being achilles, peroneal, or posterior tibial tendinitis. You may also have a haglund's deformity: a bony bump that can irritate the achilles from the inside. ...Read more

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Can a ankle sprain cause heel pain?

Yes: If you are compensating for the pain with weight bearing, then you can put more pressure on the heel and and have pain. You can also develop over use injuries such as plantar fascitis. ...Read more