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What Are Likely Causes Of Pains In The Heel Of Your Foot
Plantar fasciitis : The most likely cause is something called plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that attaches to the heel bone(calcaneus). It can become inflamed and cause pain with walking and running. It can be treated by stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, and heel cups(can get at pharmacy or sports store). Try a google search for the exercises. Sometimes a cortisone injection may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heel pain: When you have pain at the heel, it could be from several causes. Most common is plantar fasciitis, other causes are stress fracture, nerve impingement, flexor hallus muscle belly inflammation, fat pad atrophy, systemic inflammatory disorders (anklosying spondolitis, reactive arthritis syndrome, etc). Hope that answers your question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heel pain: People usually describe pain in one of two places as "heel pain". Pain on the bottom is typically due to plantar fasciitis (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 1/16/13), while pain on the back may be achilles tendonitis. Please let me know if you have any further questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plantar Fasciitis???: Although their are many possible causes to foot and heel pain, plantar fasciitis is a very common cause. Daily morning stretching and anti-inflammatory medications are usually very effective. However, before assuming plantar fasciitis, see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and give you specifics on treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plantar fasciitis : Most common cause for heel and foot pain is plantar fasciitis which is an inflammed fascia or ligament that supports your arch. It originates in the heel and ends in the toes. When you pronate or your arch flattens than there is tension in this band of tissue causing pain and inflammation. Best to do calf stretches, try otc superfeet inserts or see specialist for x-rays and custom inserts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aging spots: These are typical normal aging spots located on the bottom due to small blood vessel capillary trauma over time. This is usually prevalent with diabetics, etc... If the spots are new and or itch or become raised, you need to see your podiatrist right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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