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Whats up with my heel? Pain when I went from platforms to ballet slippers.

Whats up with my heel? Pain when I went from platforms to ballet slippers.

A tight achilles: Often if you're used to wearing higher heeled shoes, the achilles tendon and calf muscles can shorten and not be as flexible. Once you switch to a flat shoe like a ballet slipper, the achilles strains due to inflexiblity and will put an additional strain on the plantar fascia ligament resulting in heel pain. You need to stretch in order to start seeing the pain resolve. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 I deal with my heel pain?

Stretching: Night splints, orthotics, pt, medication all are effective. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How i can traet my heel pain?

How i can traet my heel pain?

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. ...Read more

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What causes severe heel pain?

What causes severe heel pain?

Plantar Fasciitis: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This is an inflammation or strain of the plantar fascia which is a ligament on the bottom of the foot. Walking without shoes or wearing flats is a known cause of this condition. Running/athletic shoes will often help, as will arch supports. If it persists for more than a week or two, see a doctor who treats feet, such as a Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure heel pain?

Is it possible to cure heel pain?

Absolutely...: There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How should you deal with heel pain?

How should you deal with heel pain?

Get a diagnosis 1st!: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the heel. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the feet should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis only should treatment be initiated. ...Read more

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How to cope with chronic heel pain?

Concentrate on: Getting rid of your pain. A diagnosis and treatment by a foot specialist is recommended.In all likelihood this pain can go away with proper care. ...Read more

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Is heel pain a sign of some disease?

Is heel pain a sign of some disease?

Rarely: Heel pain is rarely linked to a systemic disease, but it can be. It is usually an isolated musculoskeletal problem that can be treated in an office setting successfully. Blood work may be necessary if associated with long term pain or the pain doesn't decrease with treatment to rule out certain diseases. ...Read more

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