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Why Do My Heels Hurt In The Morning
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
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?
Burning sensation on left side of right ankle with no swelling. Sometimes it at the left side of the foot. Both heels hurt in morning when getting up?
Plantar Fascitis: Plantar Fascitis. See your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 but does not match planters fasciitis symptoms. Not in arch but heel. Worse after extended activity. Fine in morning. Possibilities?
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
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.
Determine cause: Is the first step. Anti-inflammatory medication as well as ice may help in mean time. See physician. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: If your feet hurt only while playing soccer, I would change shoes and place a spenco heel in the new shoes. ...Read more
No: Shoes themselves do not cause tarsal tunnel. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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