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When You Have Acute Plantar Fasciitis Should You Rest Your Foot
Pain at the area where the band of tissue referred to as the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot inserts into the heel bone. Too much tension brings on pain. Wearing flat shoes or going barefoot on hard surfaces can be some of the causes that bring this pain. Do not let it linger too long. Can last for months. Pain mostly when standing up ...Read more
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 an extremely sore heel, not the sole (plantar fasciitis) or achilles, but the actual heel bone. What could this be?
Heel pain: There are a number of reasons for heel pain. Most common being plantar facsiitis. If it is the calcaneous (heel bone) it may be a stress fracture or a bone bruise. There are some arthritic conditions that can cause this problem. Best to have it checked out by your local podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Plantar Fascitis: Stretch every morning your achilles tendon. Also if you have some spare time during the day stretch some more. Wear shoes with a heel. It will take some of the stresses off the achilles tendon. Also take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Plantar fascitis can often take a year to treat. Surgery is almost never necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain in the boot of the heel. If in back of the heel, it could be achilles tendonitis or bursitis. If pain is strictly under the heel it may be bursitis. Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doesn't treat it: Plantar fasciitis is a ligament inflammation that is deep inside your heel. Topical medications (or the latest fad) doesn't treat the actual disease but masks the pain caused by the pathology. It may temporarily mask the pain, but the "old school" method of actually treating the cause of the pain works better. I hope this was informative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heel pain?: Planner fasciitis is a very specific problem. It has classic symptoms. The most classic symptom is heel pain, on the inside bottom of your heel, that's worse following periods of rest. Like when you get up in the morning. So if that's what you have, yes you have plantar fasciitis. See you local area podiatrist who will have lots of options. ...Read more
No: Activity and stretching are recommeneded.Get a more detailed answer ›
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