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Why do my heels hurt so bad in the morning?

Why do my heels hurt so bad in the morning?

See below: You probably have plantar fasciitis and the first steps in the morning is stretching out the fascia. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Why do the bottom of my heels hurt to walk on in the morning nd after I rest?

Why do the bottom of my heels hurt to walk on in the morning nd after I rest?

Plantar Fascitis: Is what we see most often. Treat it by rest, ice, compression, elevation and injections can help along with proper stretching and custom orthotics work great too. ...Read more

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The bone at the back of my heels hurt a little when I start walking in the morning. Then gets better overtime. I am 35yrs/male. What could it be?

The bone at the back of my heels hurt a little when I start walking in the morning. Then gets better overtime. I am 35yrs/male. What could it be?

Achilles tendonitis: Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the achilles tendon which attaches to the back of the heel and will have pain usually at or near where the achilles attaches. A conditioning, / rehab of this is very important to prevent further injury. ...Read more

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Recently began waitressing. In the morning heels hurt and calves have been super sore from the back of my knees down. Shoes I wear are non slip?

Heel pain: Could be due to plantar fascitis or improper shoes. As suggested by dr. Kass suggested stretching should help. Custom orthotics would be ideal for someone on their feet all day. ...Read more

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GP said plantar fasciitis, but I've no heel pain, and it doesn't hurt first thing in the morning. Foot arch hurts, lateral side of feet starts hurting?

GP said plantar fasciitis, but I've no heel pain, and it doesn't hurt first thing in the morning. Foot arch hurts, lateral side of feet starts hurting?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is typically plantar heel pain normally first step out of bed in morning or getting up from rest. Pain in the arch can often be posterior tibial tendinitis. Pain on the outside of the ankle and foot could relate to the perineal tendons. ...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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What could cause morning heel pain?

Plantar Fasciatis: Is the most common cause of pain after rest. ...Read more

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What can I take to heal heel pain? Especially in the morning the pain is more severe?

Night splint is best: The increased morning pain is the result of contracture of the plantar fascia while sleeping followed by stretching as soon as you bear weight. This repeated trauma is best interrupted by wearing a night splint while sleeping. The splint will provide passive stretch which will interrupt the cycle and allow healing. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been having a lot of heel pain especially in the morning, to the point he can barely walk.?

Heel pain: After ruling out fracture, cyst, or tumor, most heel pain is caused by a ligament in yet bottom of the foot. Try over the counter arch supports such as super feet, soft sole, etc. And antiinflammatories. If pain persist see a podiatrist, who can guide you through the process to recovery. ...Read more

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Have u ever seen a pt. With yrs old bilateral heel pain, no morning pain, pain worse when standing then walking? Worse the longer pt weight bearing

Yes: Not sure what workup you have had in the past but I would start with an X-ray. You will also need a full workup by a foot and ankle surgeon and possibly a vascular surgeon as well. ...Read more

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What can be done for heel pain in the morning?   possibly plantar fasciitis.

What can be done for heel pain in the morning?   possibly plantar fasciitis.

S-T-R-E-T-C-H: Stretch your feet and calf muscles. Flap you feet up and down before you get up in the morning or after you've been sitting awhile. Avoid pounding your heels: no walking in bare feet or wearing flat shoes. Use gel heel cup inserts. No high-impact activities [jogging, jumping]. Ice your heels up to 20 minutes, 4 times a day [can roll foot over frozen oj concentrate can]. ...Read more

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Horrible heel pain when I woke up this morning and it is still hurting when I walk. Now my calf is hurting too?

Horrible heel pain when I woke up this morning and it is still hurting when I walk. Now my calf is hurting too?

Heel pain: Sudden onset of severe heel pain warrants a doctor visit to determine the cause and receive appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Heel pain but does not match planters fasciitis symptoms. Not in arch but heel. Worse after extended activity. Fine in morning. Possibilities?

Heel pain but does not match planters fasciitis symptoms. Not in arch but heel. Worse after extended activity. Fine in morning. Possibilities?

Several: You have to see a physician or podiatrist for evaluation status of your systemic diseases like diabetes to peripheral vascular system. Speak to your family doctor first. ...Read more

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Woke up with heel pain inner/outer heel area both feet, it's worst in the morning and when I stand up, and is very tender to touch. Cause/treatment?

Woke up with heel pain inner/outer heel area both feet, it's worst in the morning and when I stand up, and is very tender to touch. Cause/treatment?

Plantar fasciitis: There are several things you can do on your own. But, if they don't work, you will need to go to the podiatrist for help. Stretch your calf muscle, ice your heel and arch, take an NSAID if you don't have an allergy/intolerance, wear a very good supportive shoe with a good quality otc arch support, avoid barefoot or flat shoes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heel pain, foot weakness and foot pain, especially in my instep I don't have gout or uric aci, normally pain in the morning.

I am experiencing heel pain, foot weakness and foot pain, especially in my instep I don't have gout or uric aci, normally pain in the morning.

Plantar fasciitis: This sounds like it could be plantar fasciitis. Try resting from any heavy running, pounding exercise, and roll your foot on a tennis ball every night while seated. Ibuprofen can help for inflammation. Avoid flip flops as well. ...Read more

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Why would my heels hurt from standing?

Why would my heels hurt from standing?

Get diagnosis 1st: Heel pain can originate from a number of different causes. Although plantar fasciits is a common cause of heel pain it is by no means the only one. See an orthopaedic surgeon to get a diagnosis. One in your area can be found at:

www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more

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My heels hurt really bad after standing in heels?

Plantar Fasciatis: The most likely cause is plantar fasciatis. ...Read more

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My heels hurt at night, what can I do for the pain?

Determine cause: Is the first step. Anti-inflammatory medication as well as ice may help in mean time. See physician. ...Read more

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Why would the middle of my heels hurt with every step I take?

Why would the middle of my heels hurt with every step I take?

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 during the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. Check with your podiatrist to rule out nerve damage, stress fracture, or other bony problems. ...Read more

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Other than practice, is there anything to do to help wearing high heels hurt a little less?

Other than practice, is there anything to do to help wearing high heels hurt a little less?

Dessert shoes.: As a rule, you should wear supportive shoes. High heels don't fall into that category. It's the same principle as nutrition: you can't eat cake all day long, but if you maintain a healthy nutritious diet, you can splurge on dessert. If you wear supportive shoes all day, you can wear heels to an event or out with friends for a finite amount of time. In moderation, they shouldn't cause too much pain. ...Read more

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My heels hurt a lot they always have but what can I do to fix this? Can I strengthen them? And if so how?

Heels: Find out why they hurt. There are many reasons they could hurt. Get an exam from a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My heels hurt when I jump up and down, what should I do?

My heels hurt when I jump up and down, what should I do?

Stop jumping: If that is not an option, try a viscoelastic heel cushion. Bauerfiend makes such products (though that is an expensive brand.). ...Read more

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My heels hurt a lot while playing soccer. Could it be because of my cleats?

Yes: If your feet hurt only while playing soccer, I would change shoes and place a spenco heel in the new shoes. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why my heels hurt when I walk?

What could be the reason why my heels hurt when I walk?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis would be the most likely problem but it could be a fracture. ...Read more

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What can I do about heel pain? What is the condition called? Hurts to step on heel.

Plantar fasciitis: Most common is plantar fasciitis and treatment would be calf and Achilles tendon stretching and therapy to loosen up the fibers of the plantar fascia. If it is painful to put any weight on heel you should see md to make sure there is not a stress fracture of the heel. ...Read more

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Heel pain usually after going from heels to barefoot but still hurts if also wearing flats?

Plantar Fasciitis: Wearing heels frequently can cause a tightness in the achilles tendon. If you have to wear heels daily you should focus on achilles stretching exercises. Try otc soft orthotics which may fit in you dress shoes and more importantly your flats. Avoid barefoot walking. If these conservative approaches are not adequate then see a podiatrist for cortisone injections and/or custom orthotics. ...Read more

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Last couple of days I've been having ankle heel pain hurts so bad that I can't stand nothing to touch it no injury the pain is bad I b in tears?

Last couple of days I've been having ankle heel pain hurts so bad that I can't stand nothing to touch it no injury the pain is bad I b in tears?

Seek a consultation: It can be a variety of problems but intense pain can be a fracture, gout or a nerve issue. Ice may help but an examination by a podiatrist or an orthopedist. ...Read more