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Heel Pain Health Feed

I am 58 years male. For the last 2 months, I am suffering from acute pain due to heel spur in left ankle. I am on medication for the last 35 days but without much relief. What to do?

Dr. Sapna Diwaker 92% (49 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Dehradun
I am 58 years male. For the last 2 months, I am suffering from acute pain due to heel spur in left ankle. I am on med...
Hi Apply ice pack to affected area for 5 mins ,3-4 times daily. Do contrast bath i.e cold and hot fomentation. Use soft and comfortable footwear. Avoid prolonged standing and walk for long distance. Consult to a Physiotherapist and to learn proper stretching exercises. Take care.
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My wife is 48 years old. She is having heel bone pain and bulges sometime. Please let me know the reason or what test need to do.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David Raja 92% (3698 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My wife is 48 years old. She is having heel bone pain and bulges sometime. Please let me know the reason or what test...
Heel Pain: Get treated with Ultrasonic therapy which would directly heal the calcaneal spur (inflammation of the calcaneum bone) which causes the heel pain in majority of the cases. Along with ultrasonic therapy, shortwave diathermy also can be given. Simultaneously it is better to wear MCR chappals (micro cellular rubber) which will help to transfer the weight evenly in the feet so that the weight will be completely felt in the heel area: Simultaneously it is better to wear MCR chappals (micro cellular rubber) which will help to transfer the Plantar Fascitis weight evenly in the feet so that the weight will be completely felt in the heel area. You shall do contrast bath to relieve this pain. Contrast bath is nothing but keeping in one tub hot water (bearable heat) and in another tub cold water Ask your father to apply ice in the painful area which would definitely help to greater extent. If still the pain persists then it is better to keep TENS stimulation at one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics.
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What You Should Know About Heel Pain?

Senior Registrar/ Research Associate, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS, MCh. Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
What You Should Know About Heel Pain?
  • Plantar Fasciitis is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. The pain is usually most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest. The condition typically comes on slowly. In about a third of people both legs are affected. 
  • Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include overuse such as from long periods of standing, an increase in exercise, and obesity. It is also associated with inward rolling of the foot and a lifestyle that involves little exercise. While heel spurs are frequently found it is unclear if they have a role in causing the condition. Plantar fasciitis is a disorder of the insertion site of the ligament on the bone characterized by micro tears, breakdown of collagen, and scarring. The diagnosis is typically based on signs and symptoms with ultrasound sometimes used to help. Other conditions with similar symptoms include osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, heel pad syndrome, and reactive arthritis.

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Relieved By Homeopathy

Dr. Akanksha Tayal 93% (1543 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Relieved By Homeopathy

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.

Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can happen in one foot or both feet.

CAUSES:

Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if:

  • Your feet roll inward too much when you walk (excessive pronation).
  • You have high arches or flat feet.
  • You walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces.
  • You are overweight.
  • You wear shoes that don't fit well or are worn out.
  • You have tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles.

SYMPTOMS:

Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after they get out of bed or sit for a long time. You may have less stiffness and pain after you take a few steps. But your foot may hurt more as the day goes on. It may hurt the most when you climb stairs or after you stand for a long time.

If you have foot pain at night, you may have a different problem, such as arthritis, or a nerve problem such as tarsal tunnel syndrome.

DIAGNOSIS:

Your doctor will check your feet and watch you stand and walk. He or she will also ask questions about:

  • Your past health, including what illnesses or injuries you have had.
  • Your symptoms, such as where the pain is and what time of day your foot hurts most.
  • How active you are and what types of physical activity you do.
  • Your doctor may take an X-ray of your foot if he or she suspects a problem with the bones of your foot, such as a stress fracture.

How is it treated?

No single treatment works best for everyone with plantar fasciitis. But there are many things you can try to help your foot get better:

1)Give your feet a rest. Cut back on activities that make your foot hurt. Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces.

2)To reduce pain and swelling, try putting heel alternately in cold and hot water for 1 -1 minute.(10-15 minute process)

3)Do toe stretches, calf stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially when you first get up in the morning. (For towel stretches, you pull on both ends of a rolled towel that you place under the ball of your foot.)

4)Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Or try heel cups or shoe inserts. Use them in both shoes, even if only one foot hurts.

TREATMENT BY HOMOEOPATHY:

1. Calcarea Fluor: One of the Best Homeopathic Medicines for dissolving Calcaneal Spur
One of the best homeopathic remedies for calcaneal spur treatment is Calcarea Flour.It is the most effective natural Homeopathic medicine with the best healing power to dissolve the Calcaneal Spur. This Homeopathic remedy is of great help in all cases of Calcaneal Spur whether painful or not. Calcarea Fluor acts as the best resolving agent for Calcaneal Spur and is considered the first choice of Homeopathic remedy in every case of Calcaneal Spur.

2. Ammonium Mur: One of the top most Homeopathic Medicine for Calcaneal Spur when there is  pain in heel on walking
Ammonium Mur is a very beneficial natural Homeopathic medicine for Calcaneal Spur. This Homeopathic remedy is of great help in decreasing the pain in heel on walking due to Calcaneal Spur. Ammonium Mur helps in decreasing the pain as well as dissolving the spur. Apart from specific worsening of pain on walking, the person also complains of pain in morning. A few people needing Ammonium Mur may get relief by slight rubbing of the heel. The pain can be stitching or tearing in nature for using Ammonium Mur.

3. Rhus Tox: Homeopathic medicine for Calcaneal Spur with pain on standing
Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox is the top natural remedy for pain in heel on standing due to Calcaneal Spur. Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox also helps in repairing the muscles and ligaments covering the heel bone, thus preventing further heel damage. Its next action is to dissolve the spur. Rhus Tox thus acts in three spheres for Calcaneal Spur patients — pain relief, strengthening the muscles or ligaments, and dissolving the spur. The pain narrated by the person on standing is most of the times stitching in character. The person may feel the pain as being similar to that caused by a splint. Another expression used may be pain as from a nail under the skin.

4. Aranea Diadema: Homeopathic medicine for Calcaneal Spur for Boring pain in Heel
Aranea Diadema is considered among the top natural Homeopathic medicines for Calcaneal Spur treatment. This Homeopathic remedy is best for getting rid of digging and boring type of pains in heel. The pain may alternate with a numb feeling in the heel. An extreme sensitivity to cold air can also be predominantly present.

5. Aurum Met: One of the Top Homeopathic medicines Calcaneal Spur which causes pain at night
The pain in heel at night due to Calcaneal Spur is best relieved by natural Homeopathic remedy Aurum Met. It is a very appropriate and efficient Homeopathic medicine to get rid of night pain in heel arising because of the spur.

6. Mezereum: Homeopathic treatment for Calcaneal Spur that hurts by touching
For patients complaining of pain in heel spur when touched, natural Homeopathic medicine Mezereum is the best remedy. Mezereum is of great help in treating the heel spur pain that worsens by touching. The patient may show an increased sensitivity to cold air.

7. Ruta: Homeopathic treatment for Calcaneal Spur with pain in heel extending to Achilles tendon
The tendon that connects the calf muscle present in the back of the leg to heels is known as Tendo Achilles. For patients who have pain in heel due to Calcaneal Spur with the extension of pain in Tendo Achilles, the best Homeopathic remedy for relief is Ruta. Ruta is of great help in bony and tendon complaints.

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I have pain in my both heels I am only 25 years old what is the possible reason for that please tell me and some preventive measures for that also.

Dr. Nazima 85% (1398 ratings)
MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Its probably due to long standing, trauma and many. Get a x ray heel (bilateral). Done. To find out any underlying pathology. You can take tab voveran 50 mg for pain and consult an orthopedician for the same.
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I have this weird pain in my heel of my right foot when I wake up and start walking when I step foot on the floor. After I walk few steps the pain goes away. Whts the reason for that. Is it something critical?

Dr. Garima Sharma 92% (394 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
I have this weird pain in my heel of my right foot when I wake up and start walking when I step foot on the floor. Af...
Hi lybrate-user, you seem to be suffering from plantar fascitis. One of the biggest problems associated with plantar fasciitis is that everyday walking can be painful, yet walking for exercise is one of the best therapies for it. There are ways to heal plantar fasciitis, so you can feel better all over and keep walking. 1. Begin by using ice and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen if necessary, to reduce inflammation. 2. After a week or two of minimizing time on your feet, stretching the tissues (see below) and decreasing inflammation, you should be able to get out and walk comfortably at the end of each day, provided you wear a heel cushion in supportive, soft-soled shoes. After walking, stretch your feet. 3. If pain persists, talk to your doctor about wearing a night splint – a boot-like device that keeps your foot flexed while you sleep. If the pain is severe, a walking cast may be needed. 4. Injections of inflammation-reducing corticosteroids can be considered, and surgery to release tension in the plantar fascia is an option of last resort for severe cases. 5. Heel-Healing Stretches / Before you get out of bed in the morning, and then periodically throughout the day, do the following exercises to increase flexibility and ease pain. / Slowly flex your foot and toes to stretch the tissue on the bottom of your sore foot. Hold the stretch for 10 counts. Relax and repeat. / Do gentle ankle rolls to keep the tissues around the ankle and on the back of the heel flexible. / Sit on the edge of your bed and roll your foot back and forth over a tennis ball. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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I Have Left Heel Pain from last 3 Months Checked Uric Acid Blood Sugar Both Normal pls advise good medicine.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Nagaon
I Have Left Heel Pain from last 3 Months Checked Uric Acid Blood Sugar Both Normal pls advise good medicine.
Use Silicon sole, it will relief your pain. Do not stand for longer duration. Do proper exercises your pain will come down.
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I have pain in my heels, when I wake up early in the morning it becomes difficult to walk for 10-15 minutes later it becomes easier. What should I do?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 92% (5370 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have pain in my heels, when I wake up early in the morning it becomes difficult to walk for 10-15 minutes later it ...
Hi lybrate-user. You may take homoeopathic meidicine Kali Bich 30 tds for one day. See if it helps. You can consult for better results.
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I have frequent headache problem, also I feel tired after walking for a while. My heel also aches after working for a long time.

Dr. Nazima 85% (1398 ratings)
MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
I have frequent headache problem, also I feel tired after walking for a while. My heel also aches after working for a...
Get yourself investigated for thyroid, anemia, uric acid, sugar (fasting, PP) as it can be due to abnormalities present in any of these. Do check your eyesight and also keep a check on your drugs if taking any. Increase your intake of green leafy vegetable, fresh fruits to fulfill nutritional deficiency. Wear good quality flat footwear. Avoid stress, tension as they are the major culprits for headache and weakness, sleep for atleast 8 hours a day. Keep yourself well hydrated.
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I am severe flat feet. I experience pain in my heel area whenever I do rigorous physical activity. If I abstain from that then my weight is increasing sharply as I have already put on 20 kgs in last 2 years. I am using orthotic arch insert in my shoes to help with my balance. Kindly advise what should I do to prevent further detriment.

Dr. Nazima 85% (1398 ratings)
MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
I am severe flat feet. I experience pain in my heel area whenever I do rigorous physical activity. If I abstain from ...
Flat feet is a structural abnormality which you can maintain by certain postures, orthotic arch. You need to loose your weight as it can worsen your flat feet. Avoid very rigorous physical activity as it can also give you discomfort. Standing and walking barefoot are two easy ways to start treating flat feet naturally.
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