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Why after sporting activities do I have a pain in my heels and can hardly walk?
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Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Inflammation
The most common conditions are achilles tendonitis (back of the heels) and plantar fasciitis (bottom of the heels.
) both are strain/overuse injuries that cause pain and are usually self-limited but occasionally chronic. If the pain lasts more than a few days, see someone about it. A more serious condition, like a stress fracture of the calcaneus, should be ruled out.

In brief: Inflammation
The most common conditions are achilles tendonitis (back of the heels) and plantar fasciitis (bottom of the heels.
) both are strain/overuse injuries that cause pain and are usually self-limited but occasionally chronic. If the pain lasts more than a few days, see someone about it. A more serious condition, like a stress fracture of the calcaneus, should be ruled out.
Dr. Karl Mangold
Dr. Karl Mangold
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In brief: Plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common reason for heel pain, particularly if it is in the bottom of the heel and/or arch.
Pain in the back of the heel can be caused by achilles tendinitis/bursitis. Make sure you do warm-up and cool-down stretches, and your shoes are in good shape and fit you in size and foot type. If it persists, see a podiatrist.

In brief: Plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common reason for heel pain, particularly if it is in the bottom of the heel and/or arch.
Pain in the back of the heel can be caused by achilles tendinitis/bursitis. Make sure you do warm-up and cool-down stretches, and your shoes are in good shape and fit you in size and foot type. If it persists, see a podiatrist.
Dr. Joseph Newman
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
In brief: Plantar fasciitis?
Could have plantar fasciitis if your pain is to the inside bottom of the heel or achilles tendonitis if the pain is to the back of the heel.
These are common overuse injuries. Treatment consists of decreasing inflammation and decreasing the stress on the foot. Stop your weight bearing fitness activity, ice stretch, good shoes and support, antiinflammatories and see your foot doctor to discuss.Dr l.

In brief: Plantar fasciitis?
Could have plantar fasciitis if your pain is to the inside bottom of the heel or achilles tendonitis if the pain is to the back of the heel.
These are common overuse injuries. Treatment consists of decreasing inflammation and decreasing the stress on the foot. Stop your weight bearing fitness activity, ice stretch, good shoes and support, antiinflammatories and see your foot doctor to discuss.Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
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