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I am having heel pain from last 5 days I can't keep my right heel on ground. I am resting from last 3 days doctor given me boldol tbr.

Dr. Rahul Rai 92% (2757 ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gorakhpur
I am having heel pain from last 5 days I can't keep my right heel on ground. I am resting from last 3 days doctor giv...
Go for blood test like cbc. Uric acid and x ray of heel. Send urs report to me. Use heel cushion in shoes and wear soft sole footwear. Keep urs feets in warm water.
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I have plantar fasciitis issue on both feet and it is increasingly difficult even to just walk. I am currently wearing arch shoes which helps to an extent. But I have been asked to reduce weight. Since I couldn't walk much I was advised swimming. For the past two weeks when I kick water while swimming I get a shooting pain on top portion of my feet - just below the little toe. This pain I have had on and off for a couple of months and an x ray showed no fracture. I am unable to swim. Should I continue to swim? What could be the issue?

Dr. Kadiervel K 90% (34 ratings)
BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Pondicherry
I have plantar fasciitis issue on both feet and it is increasingly difficult even to just walk. I am currently wearin...
Swimming initiates pain on the sole, do under water walking use silicone insole do ultrasound therapy for the pain in nearby physiotherapy for 7 days along with take spinach_ alternative days and lady's finger and take a small bowl of papaya and pineapple, if the pain not reduced start stretching exercises of calf followed with mulligan taping as per the physiotherapist assessment.
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I am suffering from pain in the heels and under the foot. A basic research in the net revealed it could be plantar fasciitis. Is it possible to get back to normal health without medicine.

Dr. Rahul Rai 92% (2757 ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gorakhpur
I am suffering from pain in the heels and under the foot. A basic research in the net revealed it could be plantar fa...
Check urs uric acid level. Go for heel x ray. Counslt to orthopedics and physiotherpist. Wear soft footwear. Counslt to Dr. Not to goggle.
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My lower feet lobes and heel is paining from few weeks now. I was limping a month and half back as I injured my little finger but now it is ok. But is it the effect of that limping and of so for so long. I do not have any other condition and am not overweight too. Please suggest.

Dr. Deepak Dhole 92% (23 ratings)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
My lower feet lobes and heel is paining from few weeks now. I was limping a month and half back as I injured my littl...
Take warm water fomentation on heel do ankle pumps and raising on toes exercise for twice a day 30 times each .exercise you will be benefitted.
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My mother has pain in heels. Whenever she stands on floor it feels like a stone is present in left foot heel, this pain also goes to the leg. My mother is also facing spinal disc problem from last few years. It is very painful for her to walk. Please suggest what to do. Thank you.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (72289 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My mother has pain in heels. Whenever she stands on floor it feels like a stone is present in left foot heel, this pa...
Rest as much as possible. Apply ice to the heel for 10 to 15 minutes twice a day wear shoes that fit properly. Wear a night splint, a special device that stretches the foot while you sleep. Use heel lifts or shoe inserts to reduce pain. Do an x-ray of affected heel. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective consult online with details.
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I am having a severe pain in my heel and its swelling above that and the pain reduces once I soak my foot in warm water.

Dr. Nash Kamdin 94% (6333 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am having a severe pain in my heel and its swelling above that and the pain reduces once I soak my foot in warm water.
Dear lybrateuser, - Get x-ray of the heel done to rule out any bony problem - continue warm water fomentation - take a pain relief tablet after meals 2-3 time a day - give cushioning effect by putting a cotton or any other soft padding in footwear.
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Causes & Treatment Of Heel Pain!

Dr. Ramesh Agarwal 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, FELLOWSHIP IN ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, LECTURER IN DEPT OF ORTHOPAEDICS
Orthopedic Doctor, Jaipur
Causes & Treatment Of Heel Pain!

Oh, my aching Heel!! The combination of foot and ankle consists of 26 bones, 33 joints and an excess of 100 tendons. The longest bone present in the foot is the heel. Over usage or injury to the heel would lead you to experience pain in the heels. The severity of heel pain can range from mild to excruciating. 

The cause behind heel pain is typically associated with excess usage of the heel bone. Straining of your heel occurs if you excessively pound your feet on surfaces that are hard, or you are overweight or even if you wear shoes that do not fit properly. These strains cause irritation in the muscles, bones or tendons that are present in the heels. Some of the other common causes include: 

  1. Heel Spurs: Development of heel spurs occurs due to the continuous stretching of the lining, which covers the heel. Upon continuous stretching, pieces of the lining tend to break off. Development of heel spurs is common in athletes who frequently jog or run. People who are obese also tend to experience pain due to heel spurs. 
  2. Plantar Fasciitis: Development of Plantar Fasciitis occurs due to the inflammation of the tendinous tissue that connects the heel to the ball of the foot. Development of Plantar Fasciitis is common in athletes who frequently jog or run as well as people who wear shoes that don't fit properly. It may occasionally be associated with Vitamin B12 deficiency and raised uric acid in the blood.
  3. Achilles Tendinitis: This is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Achilles Tendinitis occurs commonly in people who have active lifestyles, such as people who are joggers, runners or even dancers. 

Treatment -

Physical therapy, medication or alternative treatments can be used to treat this form of pain. Medications for heel pain can only be in the form of anti-inflammatory drugs. Although these oral medications cannot significantly relieve heel pain, some injections containing substances such as corticosteroids, as well as Arthrocentesis (removal of fluid present in joints using hollow needles) might be able to provide relief. Recently, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection have been found very useful in treating recalcitrant Plantar fasciitis and heel pains. 

Common practices that can be used to relieve discomfort include: 

  1. Application of ice to the heel for a duration of 15 minutes daily. 
  2. Utilize over-the-counter pain medications.
  3. Have adequate amounts of rest.
  4. Wear shoes that fit properly.
  5. Walking on tip-toes to stretch the plantar fascia helps to relieve heel pain.
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Treatment And Causes Of Heel Pain!

Dr. Anusha 90% (26 ratings)
MBBS, Post Graduate in Anaesthesiology, DA DNB Anaesthesiology (Gold Medalist)
Pain Management Specialist, Hyderabad
Treatment And Causes Of Heel Pain!

Heel pain is the most common cause in females from the last 30 -40 years. It can decrease the quality of life.

Advanced treatments which can bypass a lot of analgesics are -

1. Platelet-rich plasma injection using ultrasound
2. Local anesthetic with steroid injection under ultrasound guidance

The toes and heels are the most loads bearing components within your feet which take most of the weight when walking, running, exercising or even standing up. The heels are an especially vulnerable part of the body which can become painful either due to injuries or excessive stress put on it. Pain in your heels can also be a sign of other problems in your body.

Causes for heel pain:

1. Sprains or straining the leg: Exercising is one of the most common culprits behind heel damage. Wearing the wrong shoes over prolonged periods, which can cause your balance to be shifted and will lead you to put strain on your heels and cause pain. Falling or spraining during exercising or training can also cause heel pain.

2. Fractures: Stress or hairline fractures can occur even without impacts or trauma and also cause pain. It will slowly build up over time. In such cases, you should immediately consult a doctor and take remedial action.

3. Achilles tendon: A common cause of heel pain, the Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel. If this is torn or damaged, it can cause pain in your heel.

4. Arthritis: The deposition of uric acid crystals in parts of your body may result in arthritis; this is a fairly common cause for heel pain as well.

Treatments available

1. Change in shoes: Shoes play a major role in the development of heel pain. You will either need to change the shoes or adjust the heels to ensure that they are at an equal and comfortable height and keep your posture natural and balanced.

2. Foot supports: There are specialized heel supports and wedges, which you can wear with the footwear. These supports help redistribute weight from the problem areas and uniformly distribute it among the other parts of the foot. Heel cups are also another form of supports you could try.

3. Pain relief medications: Sometimes aspirin or ibuprofen may be required to numb and dull the pain if getting through the day becomes difficult or you are in the middle of work.

4. Resting: Sometimes resting is the only medication you can take to relieve the pain as it can only subside once the underlying conditions are corrected.

5. Ice packs: Cold compress and cold therapy would definitely help in numbing the area and providing temporary pain relief.

It is, however, advisable to visit the doctor if the pain persists and take specialized medical care in more complicated cases wherein the pain is prolonged.

I am feeling pain on my heel after get off from bed. It's happening from last months in my right leg and from today it's started on left leg heel also. After sitting some time it get relax.

Dr. Rahul Rai 92% (2757 ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gorakhpur
I am feeling pain on my heel after get off from bed. It's happening from last months in my right leg and from today i...
Check urs uric acid level wear soft sole shoes counslt to physio keep urs both feet in cold water and hot water alternate .each leg for 10 sec. Total time 10 mints.
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My dad is 48 years old. He has a pain in heels and surrounding areas on both the feet. I can provide a picture of x-ray if allowed.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (72289 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My dad is 48 years old. He has a pain in heels and surrounding areas on both the feet.
I can provide a picture of x-r...
Rest as much as possible. Apply ice to the heel for 10 to 15 minutes twice a day wear shoes that fit properly. Wear a night splint, a special device that stretches the foot while you sleep. Use heel lifts or shoe inserts to reduce pain. Do an x-ray of affected heel. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective consult online with details.
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