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What's up with my heel? It hurts when I wake up.

What's up with my heel? It hurts when I wake up.

Ice NSAIDs: Morning heel pain is a common complaint of patients with plantar fasciitis. The easiest thing to do at home is to rest, ice the area, and try a course of over the counter nsaids (like Ibuprofen or aleve) taken as directed and achilles tendon stretching. If these things don't work see a specialist for further treatment. ...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?

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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Every morning when I wake up the top of my foot and sometimes my heel. It hurts more some days than others, but shortly after walking I am fine.?

Every morning when I wake up the top of my foot and sometimes my heel. It hurts more some days than others, but shortly after walking I am fine.?

Heel pain: This sounds like a phenomenon known as post-static dyskinesia where pain increases with rest. Most commonly caused by plantar fasciitis - an inflammation of the ligament that supports your arch. ...Read more

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The place behind the ankle bone and beneath the heel hurts when I wake up in the morning. Dwindles as the day progresses. What could be the reason?

The place behind the ankle bone and beneath the heel hurts when I wake up in the morning. Dwindles as the day progresses. What could be the reason?

Tendonitis/fascitis?: This sounds like inflamation of the insertion of the plantar fascia in the heel area. If it is worse in the morning, that is a sign. See a doctor and have him evaluate the issue, perhaps xray. Treatment will depend on the findings but might include a night splint, exercises, and ibuprofen ...Read more

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The heels of my feet hurt even if I don't stand on them. They hurt more when I wake up?

The heels of my feet hurt even if I don't stand on them. They hurt more when I wake up?

Could be: Plantar fasciitis and/or nerve entrapment such as tarsal tunnel. Possibly can be related to back pathology. Seeing a podiatrist is a good place to start. ...Read more

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I'm a nurse aide and I get this severe burning hurting feeling under my heels but when I wake up in the morning it hurts so much more.

I'm a nurse aide and I get this severe burning hurting feeling under my heels but when I wake up in the morning it hurts so much more.

Plantar Fasciitis.: This sounds like one of the classic symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Consult your specialist for the best treatment options for your particular situation. ...Read more

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My heels are killing me! Could this be due to low arches or extra weight? They always hurt more when I first wake up. Specifically the right heel.

My heels are killing me! Could this be due to low arches or extra weight? They always hurt more when I first wake up. Specifically the right heel.

Plantar fasciitis?: Inflammation of the arch can be quite severe and impairs ambulation. Fracture of bone/stress fracture can cause severe pain as well, but not likely without trauma/excessive use-i.E jogging/running/jumping etc. It is difficult to tell for sure what u have without examining your foot, but plantar fasciitis is likely. Arch support, motrin/aleve, stretching etc. If not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be causing my heels to hurt when I wake up?

What can be causing my heels to hurt when I wake up?

A # of things...: 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. To find one in your area go to: www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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Having Sharp pain in heel with swelling near foot arc. Its severe in morning after I wake up. It hurts whenever I stand after sitting sometime.

Having Sharp pain in heel with swelling near foot arc. Its severe in morning after I wake up. It hurts whenever I stand after sitting sometime.

Plantar fasciitis: There are a number of possible causes and I would not hesitate to be seen. Among the more common is plantar fasciitis, which is thought to be an inflammatory contracture of the plantar fascia that supports the arch of the foot. Stretching the facia out or using an orthotic is usually the first line of treatment. ...Read more

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My heel was aching, now the top of my foot hurts and when I wake up from sleep, get up from sitting or walk after a swim I limp for a while, why is this?

My heel was aching, now the top of my foot hurts and when I wake up from sleep, get up from sitting or walk after a swim I limp for a while, why is this?

Contusion: I think you have over stressed your foot. Check how your shoes fit, take two advil (ibuprofen) with food unless you have ulcer disease. Rest the foot and all of that should go away. If no improvement in a few days check with your PCP ...Read more

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My left foot hurts when I wake up or walk after sitting since 5 months. When I am walking it does not hurt?

My left foot hurts when I wake up or walk after sitting since 5 months. When I am walking it does not hurt?

Plantar faciitis: What you describe sounds like plantar fasciitis- a condition where the sole of the foot by the heel is inflamed. Typically the first step of the day feels like a nail driven into the heel. Stretching helps, as do night splints. However other disorders (tarsal tunnel and stress fractures) can present the same way. An orthopedist specializing in foot and ankle can sort these out and start therapy. ...Read more

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I wake up and the right side of my leg got hurt, can not walk as usual

Right leg: Not sure of mechanism of injury, but deserves x-ray & exam. Check with pcp or er, may need orthopedic referral. ...Read more

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I have pain where my leg bends in the front of the hip. When I sit and then stand it hurts. I sleep on my side and my hip wakes me hurting.?

I have pain where my leg bends in the front of the hip. When I sit and then stand it hurts. I sleep on my side and my hip wakes me hurting.?

Several causes: You may have arthritis of the hip. Laying on ones aside presses on the trochanteric bursa, and you may have bursitis there. But it also pushes the hip more so, which can exacerbate hip arthritis. Both should be ruled out. There are many more, but these are most common. ...Read more

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Foot pain on the outside edge of my left foot. Hurts to stand on it when I wake up in the morning or when I am on my feet for sometime.?

Foot pain on the outside edge of my left foot. Hurts to stand on it when I wake up in the morning or when I am on my feet for sometime.?

Could be: Tendonitis of the peroneus brevis or peroneus tertius tendons. A podiatrist visit is recommended for confirmation and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in the crease of my leg right at my vaginal area. When I wake after sleep is when it hurts The worse. Gave birth in January?

I'm having pain in the crease of my leg right at my vaginal area. When I wake after sleep is when it hurts The worse. Gave birth in January?

Leg/vulvar pain: There is a nerve that innervates this area called the genito-femoral nerve that may have been sensitized during the delivery, especially if there was a medio-lateral episiotomy or vaginal tear at the time of the delivery. Have your OB GYN MD who did the delivery, re-examine this area and make sure that it is properly healed. ...Read more

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I have been having leg aches in both legs for the last couple of weeks. My legs hurt to the point that it wakes me up at night.?

I have been having leg aches in both legs for the last couple of weeks. My legs hurt to the point that it wakes me up at night.?

Aching legs: Legs aching is most commonly associated with an electrolyte problem. I would get a lab test check either your magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium.A peripheral vascular problem is also possible. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot pain in the top of my foot. Mostly when I wake or after resting or when im bare foot. Had for 3 months +. Hurts, Makes me limp.

I am experiencing foot pain in the top of my foot. Mostly when I wake or after resting or when im bare foot. Had for 3 months +. Hurts, Makes me limp.

Varies: There are a number of potential cause including inflammatory, arthritic, and posttraumatic causes. There are a number of small joints, tendons, and nerves in the area. Don't hesitate to see a foot specialist for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, my left instep foot has swollen and hurt when wake up in the morning, what is the cause root and the medicine? Thank you

Hi doctor, my left instep foot has swollen and hurt when wake up in the morning, what is the cause root and the medicine? Thank you

It depends: Without an exam, it is difficult to tell. Sounds like posterior tibialis tendon pathology or possibly plantar fasciitis. You should see a podiatrist to see if you need support, immobilization or stretching. The cause dictates the treatment plan. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and hurt my shin on the same leg. Now everytime I wake up I feel intense pain on my right leg but then it goes away. What's going?

Spasm is still there: If you're having sharp pains in the morning, it depends where you're having those pains that will determine what the problem is. Best if you go see your doctor, so they can do a physical examination of your affected leg. You may still have muscle spasm from the sprained ankle in that leg, or you may have a shin splint, that you might be unaware of. It's worth having this looked into. ...Read more

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My 4yo wakes up once every couple weeks or months screaming her leg hurts. Advil (ibuprofen) helps and fine from there on. No fevers or swelling?

My 4yo wakes up once every couple weeks or months screaming her leg hurts. Advil (ibuprofen) helps and fine from there on. No fevers or swelling?

Growing pains: This could be growing pains. Is it only one extremity always? Consider an appt with the pediatrician for evaluation since growing pains is a diagnosis of exclusion ...Read more

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How do I go about saving my heel? It hurts all the time!

How do I go about saving my heel? It hurts all the time!

Need more: Sudden onset? Hx of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, trauma? May be anything as simple as plantar fasciitis or heel spur to metastatic bone cancer. I would seek eval by your primary care physician - a history and physical exam can hone in on the issue it may be resolved w/ simply a change in shoe wear, imaging may be required or may be more extensive - good luck. ...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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There's this little tiny bump on my heel, it hurts to walk and almost looks like I've been stung by a bee or stepped on a splinted but we see nothing.

There's this little tiny bump on my heel, it hurts to walk and almost looks like I've been stung by a bee or stepped on a splinted but we see nothing.

Bump: Evwn if you can't see something, there may still be a foreign body. Soak your foot and use a pumice stone. If this is not helping, see your doctor for an exam and an XR or ultrasound to look for a foreign body. An XR will also tell you about the underlying bones. All the best. ...Read more

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I've been mostly wearing heels the last few 5 6 months. I wore flat shoes a couple of days ago and it hurt after a walking/standing. What's wrong?

I've been mostly wearing heels the last few 5 6 months. I wore flat shoes a couple of days ago and it hurt after a walking/standing. What's wrong?

Changed the stress: Wearing heels over a prolonged period of time creates a muscle/tendon memory pattern- meaning these soft tissues are used to being in a certain position. Then, when you change to flats, you have put these tissues in a new and uncomfortable position. One example is the Achilles tendon area. When wearing heels, you take tension off the tendon/calf muscles, and then going to flats stretches these. ...Read more

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What causes spurs on your heels. And why do they hurt?

What causes spurs on your heels. And why do they hurt?

Don't blame the spur: Heel spurs on the bottom of the foot occur where one of the foot muscles arise from the heel bone. It is likely more a sign of disease then the actual problem. Often the body puts calcium/bone in injured or degenerated areas. ...Read more

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Sometimes my heels hurt what could that be like early in the mornings.?

Sometimes my heels hurt what could that be like early in the mornings.?

Home therapy: Agree with dr. Fisher, but there are things you can do to ease discomfort: use NSAID (advil/ motrin/aleve) for pain & inflammation; freeze water in plastic bottle & roll it with arch of foot for pain relief & fascial stretching; hook towel over toes & gently pull towards body to stretch fascia; drop hand towel on floor & pull it towards you using only toes (stretches fascia). ...Read more

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My ankles hurt and are swelling I don't wear heels why is this happening?

My ankles hurt and are swelling I don't wear heels why is this happening?

Heels do not: Necessarily cause ankle swelling. Varicose veins, or venous valve damage can cause swelling from a mechanical perspective. High blood pressure or cardiac abnormalities, kidney disease, side effects of medicine, too much salt in your diet are some of the reasons. You should see your internist for a history and physical. ...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?

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