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I have had heel pain for months sometimes going into the arch, cannot bare weight on it and now have a stinging/burning type pain?

I have had heel pain for months sometimes going into the arch, cannot bare weight on it and now have a stinging/burning type pain?

Plantar Fascitis : The most common cause of bilateral heel pain is plantar fascitis. This is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue at the bottom of the foot. Other potential causes include heel spurs, stress fractures, plantar warts, and cysts. Proper treatment starts with proper diagnosis by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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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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Sir, I have a severe heel pain in inner side of the heels which follow to the upper portion of the joint.It has burning sensation and pain.?

Sir, I have a severe heel pain in inner side of the heels which follow to the upper portion of the joint.It has burning sensation and pain.?

Heel pain: Pain on the inner side of the heels that extends up the inner side of the ankle is frequently caused by posterior tibial tendonitis. See a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have tried new orthotics (temporary), but I get burning on the bottom of my feet. Because of heel pain, I can't go back to the old ones. Plz advise.

Further examination.: It sounds like you need to see a Podiatrist so you can get to the bottom of your problem. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked if it is "heel pain" or plantar fasciitis. Add stretching, ice at night and keep shoes on. If no better, see a Podiatrist. Here is some one you can see,,,,, http://www.drsubotnick.com/ Good luck. ...Read more

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Burning heel pain in both feet. Have Lupus too,?

Burning feet: Depends when you feel the burn, Bilateral pain in the same area of both legs/feet usually stems from the low back. Lupus can be contributory. Apply ice to the low back and see if burning subsides. look up a Dermatome chart on the internet. you will see the nerves that exit the low back innervate the legs and feet. visit to a specialist should be considered. ...Read more

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What is the reason for having severe heel pain and burning sensation on the foot?

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. Check with your doctor to rule out nerve damage. ...Read more

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I have heel pain/burning in the back of my heel. How can I rest it while in bed? Can I use a pillow? I usually sleep and rest on my back. Plz advise.

I have heel pain/burning in the back of my heel. How can I rest it while in bed? Can I use a pillow?  I usually sleep and rest on my back. Plz advise.

?bursitis: If you have some firm swelling over the back of the heel , you may have bursitis. Regardless, you can place your leg over a pillow, with your leg resting by its calf on the pillow. You can use aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen for the discomfort. If this persists, I suggest you seek a medical evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is my foot drop coming back? The tops of my feet seem to have a slight burning or numbing sensation, and I am expeiencing pain in my heels. The heel pain is only after I have been off my feet for awhile and then get up to walk to another room. Its is hard

I : I think you have two separate, unrelated problems. The heel pain you're describing is called post-static dyskinesia. In english, pain after rest, where that first step in the morning is the killer, and as you walk, it seems to dissipate... Until you rest again, and get up, and then the whole thing starts all over. This is a hallmark for plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of your foot that starts in the heel bone, extends across your arch, and inserts into the metatarsal heads. It's very common and is treated by steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, stretching and night splints. Surgery to cut the plantar fascia works, but it is almost never needed, since plantar fasciitis usually responds very well to conservative treatment. Plantar fasciitis is not associated with numbness or burning, especially on the top of the foot. These sort of symptoms are more associated with a nerve issue, like tarsal tunnel syndrome or some sort of peripheral nerve entrapment. I'm not sure why you developed a drop foot in the past, but a drop foot is usually caused by some kind of nerve impingement higher up in the leg, or even the low back, like a herniated disc. There are also some systemic diseases that can produce muscle weakness to the point where one develops a drop foot, some of which can be serious. I would start by going to an orthopedic surgeon and get examined, especially with some simple neurological tests like reflexes, muscle strength testing and tests of sensation. These will usually point your doctor in the right direction. If it appears the origin of the nerve impingement is your lower back, an MRI would show a disc herniation. An EMG (electromyography) and an ncv (nerve conduction velocity) can disclose a nerve entrapment, like tarsal tunnel, and a muscle biopsy can diagnose other more significant issues. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Aching/burning - both feet, mostly below the balls. Hurts after periods of rest. First steps not painful & no heel pain. Hi arches/105lbs/40 yrs.

See a podiatrist: Many things can cause the type of pain you are experiencing. Until you see a physician, try simple things like rest, ice, and elevation of the foot. Anti-inflammatory medication such as Motrin may be helpful. ...Read more

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Burning pain in ankle up to knee. Ankle injury 20 days ago. No fracture in x-ray. Arch and heel pain with sweeling on ankle with burning while walking?

Burning pain in ankle up to knee. Ankle injury 20 days ago. No fracture in x-ray. Arch and heel pain with sweeling on ankle with burning while walking?

Pain: Agreed - sounds like tendonitis . The nerves in the area my be injured also depending on the mechanism of injury , which we don't know. As stated , stay in close contact with your treating physician ...Read more

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I try using a pillow to raise the back of my sore heel but it still doesn't stop the burning pain. I wonder if Achilles tendon is involved. Walk OK.

Good question: Achilles tendonopathy tends to produce an enlarged, tender tendon (particularly sore when squeezed). Also, small nerve branches supplying the heel can become irritated to cause a burning pain. One question: why are you taking clonazepam? Underlying disorder? See your doctor for exam. Details of the physical should help diagnosis, and this will help treatment. ...Read more