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Dr. James Krick
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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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How can you heal a sore heel?

How can you heal a sore heel?

See a doctor.: A sore heel should be evaluated by a physician. It could be many things. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. This is an inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of the heel which often causes pain upon rising in the am. A podiatrist will most likely give you a quick accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate a sore heel?

How can I alleviate a sore heel?

Get diagnosis 1st: Heel pain can originate from a number of different causes. Although plantar fasciits is a common cause of heel pain it is by no means the only one. See an orthopaedic surgeon to get a diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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I have a really sore heel--what can I do for this?

I have a really sore heel--what can I do for this?

Depends: What part of the heel is sore? Any open skin?Or is it the bottom of the heel? Pain upon first getting out of bed = plantar fascitiis, if on the back of the heel can be achilles tendonitis or haglunds deformity. More info is needed to properly arrive at a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have really bad sore heel and it hurts. Any cures for this?

I have really bad sore heel and it hurts. Any cures for this?

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, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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Very bad heel pain /2 weeks still sore hard to walk

Very bad heel pain /2 weeks still sore hard to walk

You : You didn't give much information, so it's hard to give you a meaningful answer. Was there any injury? Did the pain start suddenly or gradually? The most common cause of heel pain, in the absence of trauma, is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of the foot that begins in the heel. The pain is usually more severe after rest, like in the morning, getting out of bed. But there are other causes of heel pain, notably a stress fracture or even a fractured heel spur. You'd best go to a podiatrist or orthopedist, have the thing x-rayed, and find out what's going on. Why suffer? ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate a sore heel from running?

What can I do to alleviate a sore heel from running?

Get a heel cushion: Buy the heel cushion or get an orthotics, meanwhile, antiinflamatories like Ibuprofen , ice, foot soaks in epsom salt and foot massage may help. ...Read more

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Sore heel from awkward jump landing. What can I do to treat it?

Sore heel from awkward jump landing. What can I do to treat it?

Get evaluated...: This depends on what type of injury you are recovering from. Strains, sprains, fractures and cartilage problems are all possibilities with this mechanism. Be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon - one in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Sore heel. What should I do?

Plantar fascitiis: Is a common condition that causes heel pain. If you have pain on the first few steps in the morning or after periods of rest this is likely what you have. Try icing it, wear an arch support, night splints can be helpful for reducing the morning pain. Take antiinflammatories like alleve or motrin....If pain persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have had a sore heel for a month?

I have had a sore heel for a month?

Heel pain: Heel pain can be a stress fracture of the calcaneus, nerve entrapment, bursitis, enthesopathy, or fat pad atrophy. The most common cause, however, is plantar fasciitis. See a podiatrist who can examine it properly and give you your answer and the treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain from a sore heel?

Ice it: Try antiinflammatories, wear a night splint and an arch support, stretch. Seek podiatric consult if the above are not working for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a really sore heel and not sure why?

Fasciitis: Most common reasons are plantar fasciitis or heel spur. Anti-inflammatories, gel heel cups or gel insoles with good arch support can all be very helpful. Improper support from your shoes maybe contributing to this. See a podiatrist if these modalities do not help. ...Read more

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What can I do about a sore heel on my foot?

What can I do about a sore heel on my foot?

See a podiatrist: It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel. The right diagnosis is necessary to properly address this. Unti then try some runner's stretches, making sure shoes have good arch support and cushion, and are in good repair. Over-the -counter arch supports can help as well. See a podiatrist if these do not help. ...Read more

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My heel pain got worse when I accidenly walked over a bump at the edge of a rug. Now sore on back of heel. How do I rest the back of the heel?

My heel pain got worse when I accidenly walked over a bump at the edge of a rug. Now sore on back of heel. How do I rest the back of the heel?

Lift up your heels: Heel,pain at 60 can arise from the Achilles' tendon insertion, plantar fasciitis with spur, more often than direct calcaneus bone irritation. X ray can give some insight, and a trained orthopedist, podiatrist, or PMR doctor can make a correct diagnosis. Make an appointment. Typically, a small heel lift will rest the tendon, but correct diagnosis is needed first. ...Read more

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I have heel pain in the bottom of my heel. Because I wear hard orthotics, it's very sore, back of heel padded to stop heel spurs. Apparently folded?

See your podiatrist: I recommend you discuss these concerns with the podiatrist who made your orthotics. Many types of orthotics can initially cause arch pain due to their hardness but the body adapts in a few weeks and this improves dramatically. ...Read more

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Already having heel pain. Tape was stuck to my shoe and pulling foot down. New pain in sole area. Only took a few steps and removed tape. Still sore.

See podiatrist: I am not sure why the tape stuck to your shoe would cause new pains. If you are having heel pains and sole pains I suggest that you see a podiatrist. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Ice, heel cups and stretches can help but seeing podiatrist may give you quicker relief. ...Read more

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What kind of test are run on your feet if you have heel pain? I have no arches and my heels are extreemely sore i was told my shoes for crews was my problem..

What kind of test are run on your feet if you have heel pain? I have no arches and my heels are extreemely sore i was told my shoes for crews was my problem..

Heel pain: Pain on the bottom may be plantar fasciitis (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 1/16/13), while pain on the back may be achilles tendonitis. From the description of your ft posture it sounds like pf pain is most likely. You can have an x-ray to look for bone spurs, but you may also have to use a trial & error period w/ different shoes or some custom orthotics to find relief. Other treatments on link above... ...Read more

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