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Are painful heels a sign of plantar fasciitis?

10 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: See a podiatrist

It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel.
The right diagnosis is necessary to properly address this. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain.

In brief: See a podiatrist

It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel.
The right diagnosis is necessary to properly address this. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain.
Dr. Joseph Newman
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Dr. Scott Keith
Don't forget gout.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Usually pain with the first steps after sitting or sleeping.
Pain will be in one or both heels, and you may experience tingling or burning in the area, as well, especially along the inside of your heel.

In brief: Yes.

Usually pain with the first steps after sitting or sleeping.
Pain will be in one or both heels, and you may experience tingling or burning in the area, as well, especially along the inside of your heel.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Painful heels is one of the signs of plantar fasciitis depending on wear it hurts in the heel.

In brief: Yes

Painful heels is one of the signs of plantar fasciitis depending on wear it hurts in the heel.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
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In brief: Painful heels

Painful heels can be a sign of plantar fasciitis but it is not conclusive.
Other symptoms have to be evaluate to confirm a diagnosis.

In brief: Painful heels

Painful heels can be a sign of plantar fasciitis but it is not conclusive.
Other symptoms have to be evaluate to confirm a diagnosis.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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In brief: Heel Pain

Yes, painful heels are a sign of plantar fasciitis.
However your doctor may order imaging & blood tests to help make sure your heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis and not another problem.

In brief: Heel Pain

Yes, painful heels are a sign of plantar fasciitis.
However your doctor may order imaging & blood tests to help make sure your heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis and not another problem.
Dr. Richard Greenwald
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Dr. Jodee Brown
Podiatry

In brief: It can be

But it would be best to have your heels evaluated by a Podiatrist to rule out any other pathologies

In brief: It can be

But it would be best to have your heels evaluated by a Podiatrist to rule out any other pathologies
Dr. Jodee Brown
Dr. Jodee Brown
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In brief: Heel

Yes - but as already stated it depends on where on the heel the pain is .
If on the bottom or plantar aspect it is a good bet on plantar fasciitis.

In brief: Heel

Yes - but as already stated it depends on where on the heel the pain is .
If on the bottom or plantar aspect it is a good bet on plantar fasciitis.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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