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Heel pain. One side. Sharp. In tendon. What is a quick fix?
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: More info needed
If the heel pain is on outer side and at the back it could be related to pump bump and one simple solution would be to wear back less shoes.

In brief: More info needed
If the heel pain is on outer side and at the back it could be related to pump bump and one simple solution would be to wear back less shoes.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: Have it evaluated.
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.

In brief: Have it evaluated.
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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Back of Heel?
Assuming you are talking about the achilles tendon, then you may have pulled this large tendon and you may have an achilles tendonitis.
Think "rice": rest, ice, compression, elevation. Heel lifts/heel cups can also help to take tension off of the tendon. When returning to activity you want to focus on increasing flexibility or stretching the achilles tendon. Bottom of heel, see plantar fasciitis.

In brief: Back of Heel?
Assuming you are talking about the achilles tendon, then you may have pulled this large tendon and you may have an achilles tendonitis.
Think "rice": rest, ice, compression, elevation. Heel lifts/heel cups can also help to take tension off of the tendon. When returning to activity you want to focus on increasing flexibility or stretching the achilles tendon. Bottom of heel, see plantar fasciitis.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Most commonly...
Pain on the bottom is typically due to plantar fasciitis (www.
Drmarkgalland.Com 1/16/13), while pain on the back may come from irritation of the achilles insertion. You can treat both with rice & stretching/ strengthening. You may also need arch support (pf) or a heel lift (achilles), but you should consult a physician before adding orthotics that will alter your foot posture/ mechanics.

In brief: Most commonly...
Pain on the bottom is typically due to plantar fasciitis (www.
Drmarkgalland.Com 1/16/13), while pain on the back may come from irritation of the achilles insertion. You can treat both with rice & stretching/ strengthening. You may also need arch support (pf) or a heel lift (achilles), but you should consult a physician before adding orthotics that will alter your foot posture/ mechanics.
Dr. Mark Galland
Dr. Mark Galland
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