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Arch pain and back of heel pain, what to do?

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In brief: Hard place to inject

It's hard to inject the arch- too big an area and you should never have a cortisone injection to the back of the heel.
You may want to try custom orthotics from a podiatrist

In brief: Hard place to inject

It's hard to inject the arch- too big an area and you should never have a cortisone injection to the back of the heel.
You may want to try custom orthotics from a podiatrist
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
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Dr. Mark Winters
As a podiatrist having treated plantar arch and heel pain for 30 years i can tell you that subsequent to a proper assessment properly administered cortisone injections usually only 1 or 2 can yield great results. but that is only for acute pain relief. after that good physical therapy and then often custom orthotics for long term control but it ALL hinges on correct asesment .
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Agree with dr winters
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Plantar fasciits

Thats what first comes to mind.
There are many causes. Obesity, arch anatomy, shoe wear, hard floors, barefoot walking for example. Should be doing aggressive stretching, good supportive shoes, don't walk barefoot. May have to see podiatrist or ortho for x-rays and possible injection. If pain mainly in heel then injection won't help.

In brief: Plantar fasciits

Thats what first comes to mind.
There are many causes. Obesity, arch anatomy, shoe wear, hard floors, barefoot walking for example. Should be doing aggressive stretching, good supportive shoes, don't walk barefoot. May have to see podiatrist or ortho for x-rays and possible injection. If pain mainly in heel then injection won't help.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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