8 doctors weighed in:
The inside edge of my heel hurts with every step for 5 minuets afer I stand up. I see nothing there. What is the problem?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Plantar fasciitis
This is a very common cause of heel pain.
It's most painful when you take your first steps of the day and after you get up and walk after being off of your feet for awhile. Heel cord (achillies' tendon) stretches, ice and nsaid's are good initial treatments. Splints, shoe inserts, therapy and oral steroids are used in more persistent cases. This problem usually resolves and rarely needs surgery.

In brief: Plantar fasciitis
This is a very common cause of heel pain.
It's most painful when you take your first steps of the day and after you get up and walk after being off of your feet for awhile. Heel cord (achillies' tendon) stretches, ice and nsaid's are good initial treatments. Splints, shoe inserts, therapy and oral steroids are used in more persistent cases. This problem usually resolves and rarely needs surgery.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Plantar fascitiis
Plantar fascitiis is the likely culprit.
This is known as "post static dyskinesia". You don't see anything as it is happeneing inside the foot. The fascia which rests while sitting is now being stretched and this is painful. Try stretchign the foot before walking on it. Icing helps. Archs supports are helpful as well. If pain persists it is time to visit the podiatrist.

In brief: Plantar fascitiis
Plantar fascitiis is the likely culprit.
This is known as "post static dyskinesia". You don't see anything as it is happeneing inside the foot. The fascia which rests while sitting is now being stretched and this is painful. Try stretchign the foot before walking on it. Icing helps. Archs supports are helpful as well. If pain persists it is time to visit the podiatrist.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Thank
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fascial strain
Painful heels in the morning and after rest are symptoms consistent with plantar fascitis.
Stretch your legs and feet in bed in the mornings prior to bearing weight. Wear supportive shoes upon first rising. No bare feet or flat shoes.. Ice massage prior to slumber see your podiatrist.

In brief: Fascial strain
Painful heels in the morning and after rest are symptoms consistent with plantar fascitis.
Stretch your legs and feet in bed in the mornings prior to bearing weight. Wear supportive shoes upon first rising. No bare feet or flat shoes.. Ice massage prior to slumber see your podiatrist.
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors