The heel of my foot hurts, what can I do?

Several things. You can try using ice ofr 30 min. 3 rimes daily, try otc alleve if no allergies & try stretching and otc orthotics. As long as there has been no trauma. If you have had an injury then see a doctor immediately.
Stretch. Often heel pain is due to plantar fascitis and stretching of the calf and achilles along with proper supportive shoes and inserts or orthotics can help. If your heel pain persist too long you need to be evaluated for possible other reasons for your heel pain such as nerve problems, bone tumors, or stress fracture.

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The heel of my foot hurts to walk, would soaking in hot or cold water be beneficial in any way?

Not very much... Support is more important. Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb insoles (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. Read more...
It might. Ice can be beneficial in reducing the heel pain, and heat can help with the symptoms of stiffness. Using an antiinflammatory, doing stretching exercises and looking at your shoe support situation (and potential need for arch support) may provide greater benefits. Talk to a podiatrist about this. Read more...
Combo treatment. . If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the am, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your dr). #4: stretching your foot/calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. Soaking won't help! Read more...

My foot hurts between my ankle and heel. My dr. Said sever's disease but im 32 years old! Is this possible? What else could it be?

Likely Not. Severs disease stops when your growth plates close and you finish growing. Pain in that spot as an adult is likely achilles tendonitis. Ice packs, stretching, decreasing aggravating activity and over the counter nsaids will help. Heel cups may also give some relief. If none of those work over a few weeks go back to your doc. Read more...
No. Sever's disease refers to calcaneal apophysitis, which is found in children with open growth plates. Adults can have similar pain for multiple reasons, most commonly insertional achilles tendinopathy. You should have it examined by a specialist. Read more...
Achilles. This sounds like achilles tendonitis and may include some insertional bone formation. Sever's disease (or calcaneal apophysitis) is a condition that affects children with an open growth plate to the calcaneus (heel bone) and causing pain related to traction. Read more...

The heel of my left foot hurts to walk, and the pain spreads to the topside front. I haven't injured my foot in any way, what could this be?

Heel pain. People usually describe pain in 1 of 2 places as "heel pain". Pain on the bottom may be plantar fasciitis (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 1/16/13), while pain on the back may be achilles tendonitis. As for the pain that spreads into the top of your foot, this may be a separate issue (tendonitis, stress fract), or something that has developed if the heel pain has changed your foot mechanics during activity. Read more...
NEED FOR SUPPORT! Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. Read more...

My heel was aching, now the top of my foot hurts and when I wake up from sleep, get up from sitting or walk after a swim I limp for a while, why is this?

Possible sprain. It is possible you could have sprained your foot, I will try Acetaminophen for pain as taking medications like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) can raise the blood pressure further. Heel pain though could be from" heel spur". Read more...
Contusion. i think you have over stressed your foot. Check how your shoes fit, take two advil (ibuprofen) with food unless you have ulcer disease. Rest the foot and all of that should go away. If no improvement in a few days check with your PCP. Read more...

Not sure what I did to my foot but I have bpttem of heel, and side of foot pain. Swollen and bruised. What should I do? Hurts worse with weight on it

Heel pain. If no history of injury, it might be inflammation of the fascia in the bottom of the foot. If there was injury associated with it need to rule out sprain or fracture of little bones in the foot. Read more...