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My bf rt heel has been bothering him for about 1 wk now. He can't put pressure on it w/o causing a lot of pain. What could his problem be?

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In brief: Plantar Fascitis

He probably strained his arch ligament, plantar fascitis.
Make sure he is wearing a firm soled walking shoe. Often a heel spur forms with this condition. Rarely one can develop a stress fracture of the heel bone as well.

In brief: Plantar Fascitis

He probably strained his arch ligament, plantar fascitis.
Make sure he is wearing a firm soled walking shoe. Often a heel spur forms with this condition. Rarely one can develop a stress fracture of the heel bone as well.
Dr. Christopher DePorter
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Plantar fascitis?

Plantar fascitiis or heel spur syndrome would be the most common problem without a history of trauma.
If it hurts more on the first few steps of walking after periods of rest....This goes along with the diagnosis, he can try icing it and taking antiinflammatories....Anytime pain is severe i would always recommend a visit to your foot doctor (since it is a foot we are talking about..).

In brief: Plantar fascitis?

Plantar fascitiis or heel spur syndrome would be the most common problem without a history of trauma.
If it hurts more on the first few steps of walking after periods of rest....This goes along with the diagnosis, he can try icing it and taking antiinflammatories....Anytime pain is severe i would always recommend a visit to your foot doctor (since it is a foot we are talking about..).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

He may have plantar fasciitis.
He could have a nerve problem. He could have a fracture. Best to see a doctor to determine & treat the problem.

In brief: Many things

He may have plantar fasciitis.
He could have a nerve problem. He could have a fracture. Best to see a doctor to determine & treat the problem.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Plantar Fascitis

The most common cause of heel pain is inflammtion of the plantar fascia where it attaches to the bottom of the heel.
Often a heel spur is associated with this. Treatment is focused on firm soled shoes for better support, antiinflammatory medicine, stretching and often orthotics are prescribed. Occasionally a cortisone shot is used to treat the pain and inflammation.

In brief: Plantar Fascitis

The most common cause of heel pain is inflammtion of the plantar fascia where it attaches to the bottom of the heel.
Often a heel spur is associated with this. Treatment is focused on firm soled shoes for better support, antiinflammatory medicine, stretching and often orthotics are prescribed. Occasionally a cortisone shot is used to treat the pain and inflammation.
Dr. Christopher DePorter
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Heel pain

Many things can cause pain in this area.
Calcaneus spurs, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendon issue. Tolerating one month of this is not good please seek medical care. Another issue is possible fracture of the calcaneus.

In brief: Heel pain

Many things can cause pain in this area.
Calcaneus spurs, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendon issue. Tolerating one month of this is not good please seek medical care. Another issue is possible fracture of the calcaneus.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Plantar Fascial Stra

Coold be heel spur syndrome or fracture.
Need to see podiatrist asap.

In brief: Plantar Fascial Stra

Coold be heel spur syndrome or fracture.
Need to see podiatrist asap.
Dr. Jeffrey B Klein
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: Fracture or PF.

Could be many things, but the two most likely are either a stress frature or plantar fasciitis.
The best way to know is to get an x-ray of your foot. Another clue is when it hurts: stress fractures are all the time, while pf hurts most with the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting for a long time.

In brief: Fracture or PF.

Could be many things, but the two most likely are either a stress frature or plantar fasciitis.
The best way to know is to get an x-ray of your foot. Another clue is when it hurts: stress fractures are all the time, while pf hurts most with the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting for a long time.
Dr. Libby Putnam
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