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I have heel pain on the right side of my left heel. Hurts even when resting. It's on the bone so doesn't seem like plantar fasciitis. What could it be?

I have heel pain on the right side of my left heel. Hurts even when resting. It's on the bone so doesn't seem like plantar fasciitis. What could it be?

Varies: There are a number of other possibilities, the more common of which include tarsal tunnel syndrome, a calcanesl stress fracture, a tendinitis of the Achilles' tendon to name a few. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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I have pain at the bottom of my heel , in the middle, that feels like a bruise, when I squeeze the side of my heel it hurts. Is this plantar fascitis?

Calcaneal stress rxn: This could be plantar fasciitis but it is not so common to have pain on the sides of the heel bone (calcaneus). So i suspect this may be a stress reaction in the bone from overuse. Rest and a thick silicone heel cushion may help. ...Read more

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While running, the inside of my foot on the bottom left side below my heel starting hurting suddenly.Could it be plantar fasciitis?

While running, the inside of my foot on the bottom left side below my heel starting hurting suddenly.Could it be plantar fasciitis?

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. ...Read more

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Right foot inner side near heel hurts walking and putting weight on it?

Right foot inner side near heel hurts walking and putting weight on it?

Right foot pain: on inside could possibly something called planter fascitis. Make sure you are wearing good supportive shoes and seek a foot doctors help if pain persists. The doctor will examine your foot, may be take an xray and recommend treatment options. ...Read more

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GP said plantar fasciitis, but I've no heel pain, and it doesnt hurt first thing in the morning. foot arch hurts, lateral side of feet starts hurting?

GP said plantar fasciitis, but I've no heel pain, and it doesnt hurt first thing in the morning. foot arch hurts, lateral side of feet starts hurting?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is typically plantar heel pain normally first step out of bed in morning or getting up from rest. Pain in the arch can often be posterior tibial tendinitis. Pain on the outside of the ankle and foot could relate to the perineal tendons. ...Read more

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My heel hurts?

My heel hurts?

Many causes: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My heel hurts what can it be?

My heel hurts what can it be?

Several poss. causes: Heel pain can come from a mild injury, such as jumping off a fence. It can come from overuse, such as hiking 5 miles when one is not a hiker. There can be irritation/inflammation of the arch area of the foot, or at the achilles' tendon from the calf, both of which are connected to the heel. Sometimes there is a bony heel spur at the bottom. A primary care, orthopedic, or podiatry doctor can help. ...Read more

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Why does the back of my heel hurts?

Why does the back of my heel hurts?

Find the cause...: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. Common causes are bone spurs, inflammation where the tendon connects to the heel, bursitis and possibly even plantar fasciits. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do if the inside of my heel hurts?

Plantar fasciitis : Sounds like you have planter fasciitis. You can do stretching of your calf muscle and take anti-inflammatory medication. You can also massage your plantar foot before you get out of bed. If this is not help then seek the advice of your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do when my heel hurts really badly?

What should I do when my heel hurts really badly?

Get examined...: This could represent any number of conditions. I would see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and start treatment.

www.aofas.org. ...Read more

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My heel hurts for days. What should I do to care for it?

My heel hurts for days. What should I do to care for it?

It depends on cause: It depends on the cause your pain, but you could try a few conservative treatments. Apply ice to the painful area. Wear supportive, cushioning shoes. Consider NSAIDs such as ibuprofen. Also avoid any aggravating activities such as running or jumping. If you have a history of an injury or if the pain doesn't improve after a couple days, see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my heel hurts for days how do I care for it?

Plantar Fasciitis: I would suggest stretching exercises with a belt, towel or resistance band around the ball of your foot pulling towards yourself. Also, rolling your foot over a frozen water bottle for 10 minutes helps (with socks on) ...Read more

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One part of my right heel hurts very much when i wakeup and step out of bed, what can I do?

One part of my right heel hurts very much when i wakeup and step out of bed, what can I do?

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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Usually after physical activities my heel hurts every time i take a step. Why does that happen?

Plantar fasciitis: The ligament that helps support you arch is being strained (plantar fascia) try more supportive shoes and achilles stretches. If that doesn't help then custom made orthotics would be next step. ...Read more

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Heel hurts for a couple months now. There's a time it gets painful out of nowhere. Why is that?

Plantar fasciitis?: are you a runner? sounds like plantar fasciitis. Does it feel like there is randomly a knife in the heel? you should try ice, lots of stretching of the achilles tendon, and gentle massage of the bottom of the foot while using a little bit of lotion. use alive or motrin over the counter. there is no benefit to prednison injection. ...Read more

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Last week I jumped off a 7ft fence and since them the bottom of my right heel hurts. What should I do?

Last week I jumped off a 7ft fence and since them the bottom of my right heel hurts. What should I do?

See your podiatrist: This is either a stress fracture, plantar fasciitis or a compressed nerve causing the pain. You should see your foot doctor soon to help determine what the problem is and get an early resolution to this problem. ...Read more

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The inside edge of my heel hurts with every step for 5 minuets afer I stand up. I see nothing there. What is the problem?

The inside edge of my heel hurts with every step for 5 minuets afer I stand up. I see nothing there. What is the problem?

Plantar fasciitis : This is a very common cause of heel pain. It's most painful when you take your first steps of the day and after you get up and walk after being off of your feet for awhile. Heel cord (achillies' tendon) stretches, ice and nsaid's are good initial treatments. Splints, shoe inserts, therapy and oral steroids are used in more persistent cases. This problem usually resolves and rarely needs surgery. ...Read more

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My heel hurts when i wake up every morning , but it gets better after half hr , but pain whenever i m seated for more than half hr . What is the cause?

Plantar fasciitis: There are many potential causes, but probably the most common is plantar fasciitis. Stretching out the plantar fascia and possibly using an NSAID are good initial attempts to treat it. If it does not get better, a night splint can help. ...Read more

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My heel hurts like it's bruised but it's not--what could this be?

My heel hurts like it's bruised but it's not--what could this be?

Heel Spur: See a podiatrist, in meantime ice, elvate, rest. ...Read more

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What do I do if my heel hurts to put pressure on it?

What do I do if my heel hurts to put pressure on it?

Get examined...: This could represent any number of conditions. I would see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and start treatment.

www.aofas.org. ...Read more

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My heel hurts when i apply pressure to it. Is this a sign of anything?

Plantar Fasciitis: This typically sounds like plantar fasciitis, and inflamtion of the connective tissue from your heel to the arch and metatarsals. Additional you must eliminate the possibility of a stress fracture of the calcaneus, or a heel spur. Conservative treatment, icing, stretching, anti-inflamatory medication, a night splint, and an insole or rx orthotic is helpful to eliminate the pain and prevent recurre. ...Read more

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What can I do about heel pain? What is the condition called? Hurts to step on heel.

Plantar fasciitis: Most common is plantar fasciitis and treatment would be calf and Achilles tendon stretching and therapy to loosen up the fibers of the plantar fascia. If it is painful to put any weight on heel you should see md to make sure there is not a stress fracture of the heel. ...Read more

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Heel pain usually after going from heels to barefoot but still hurts if also wearing flats?

Plantar Fasciitis: Wearing heels frequently can cause a tightness in the achilles tendon. If you have to wear heels daily you should focus on achilles stretching exercises. Try otc soft orthotics which may fit in you dress shoes and more importantly your flats. Avoid barefoot walking. If these conservative approaches are not adequate then see a podiatrist for cortisone injections and/or custom orthotics. ...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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Pain in back of my heel. Hurts when i go barefoot. Doesn't hurt when i wear heels. What is it and what can I do for this problem?

Heel pain: Consider plantar fasciitis, nerve entrapment, achilles tendonitis, bursitis. Wear good arch supported shoes, do appropriate stretching exercises as given by your orthopedic surgeon or foot doctor. ...Read more

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Last couple of days I've been having ankle heel pain hurts so bad that I can't stand nothing to touch it no injury the pain is bad I b in tears?

Last couple of days I've been having ankle heel pain hurts so bad that I can't stand nothing to touch it no injury the pain is bad I b in tears?

Seek a consultation : It can be a variety of problems but intense pain can be a fracture, gout or a nerve issue. Ice may help but an examination by a podiatrist or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Previously falls. Pain under and behind ankle. Severe outer edge heel pain. Has hurt for months. Cup heel /squeeze is painful. And painful standing.

Previously falls. Pain under and behind ankle. Severe outer edge heel pain. Has hurt for months. Cup heel /squeeze is painful. And painful standing.

Get checked: With some many symptoms you meet to be seen by specialist. Previous falls could mean chronic lateral ankle instability. ...Read more