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Have you ever had pain in heels of your feet and/or ankles?

 

How long did it take to go away?

 

What remedies did you use?

 

Thanks!

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Whenever i've had something like that its form walking to much and goes pretty quick with a good days rest.

 

If its staying around longer i'd see a doctor.

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I had Plantar Fasciitis from running a lot. If you have pain in the heals first time you get out of bed in the morning or after sitting for a while, you have it. Plantar Fasciitis is a tear in the ligament going from the heal to the ball of the foot. It took about a year to heal after cortizone shots and calf stretching. I had to stop running. If you have this, go to a foot specialist.

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My or my not be the answer for you but for both my knee and my ankle (currently) I saw a chiropracator who set them back in ... they were out, I am a runner on and off. Let him check they do all joints and bones (did wonders for a shoulder and tendenitis as well).

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For interim relief, you can take Tab ibuprofen/sodium diclofenac as required, from the thai pharmacy, available OTC.

For application: many liniments and pain balm's are there. Ask for Sloan's liniment.

There is a very good pain balm from thailand-"Tiger balm" or Eu Ang Tong. Apply and tie a loose crepe bandage.

 

Take rest, do not run/strain the ankle.

 

Heel pain is best resolved by changing your shoe type to Dr. Scholl or equivalent.

 

If painful conditions persist, see a doc- this may be arthiritis/gout.

cheers

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I had this problem about 11 years ago. I bought a cushion for my shoe and placed it in the heal portion. The problem went away shortly thereafter.

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fasciitis?

 

 

Plantar fasciitis (say “PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus”) 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.

 

What causes plantar fasciitis?

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.

What are the 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 tarsal tunnel syndrome.

 

How is plantar fasciitis diagnosed?

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:

 

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

To reduce pain and swelling, try putting ice on your heel. Or take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), naproxen (such as Aleve), or aspirin.

Do calf stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially when you first get up in the morning.

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

If these treatments do not help, your doctor may give you splints that you wear at night, shots of steroid medicine in your heel, or other treatments. You probably will not need surgery. Doctors only suggest it for people who still have pain after trying other treatments for 6 to 12 months.

 

How long will it take for the pain to go away?

Plantar fasciitis most often occurs because of injuries that have happened over time. With treatment, you will have less pain within a few weeks. But it may take time for the pain to go away completely—from a few months to a year.

 

Stay with your treatment. If you don't, you may have constant pain when you stand or walk. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner your feet will stop hurting.

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I had the same problem as # 3. The cortizone

injections were painful, but they did work. If you

are a runner, as I was, it was an over use injury

that caused all of my problems. If you are not a

runner, your symptoms sound similar to runners.

I agree that you need to see a podiatrist and

address this issue as soon as possible. My

experience was that it didn't go away by itself.

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I had whats called heel spur its when the heel feels tight in the morning or after a period of inactivitng

I did some stretching exercises and in went in 3 weeks

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I also had Planters Fasciitis about ten years ago; I was playing a lot of golf at the time and wearing shoes that while comfortable, did not give a lot of support.

I went to a Podiatrist and he told me to go to a decent sporting goods store and buy hi quality shoe inserts that were semi rigid and gave me good arch support and heel cushioning.

He also suggested that I try to train myself to walk a little more gently; that is, not coming down so hard on my heel.

It did take a while to go away but it has never re-occurred since then. I am more careful about the shoes I wear and always put in extra heel cushions. I find the "Jell" type is the most comfortable and long lasting.

 

Do a Google on "Heel spurs" and you'll get more info.

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