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heel pain

Posted by michele on 10/26/00 at 08:24 (031316)

i have pain in the left foot that hurts on the heel and will swell uo
on the left side of the foot from heel to mid foot , very sore!! I can
sretch the foot and it feels tight and sore 24 hours a day, I can feel it at night as well, would this be plantar or heel spurs problems
I have a job where i am required to stand 8 hours daily on concrete, I am thinking of giving it up for a desk job, will this fix the problem ?? please help, I cant really afford alot of doctor time,
thanks, Michele
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Re: heel pain

Julie F on 10/26/00 at 09:10 (031324)

Hi Michelle

How long have you had the problem and is it getting worse? Whether it's plantar fasciitis or something else, standing on a concrete surface all day every day can't be doing it any good - it could certainly have contributed to your pain and could be making it worse, so if it's possible for you to change jobs that would be a help. The doctors will reply, but they obviously can't diagnose or treat you without seeing you, so really you should consult a podiatrist or sports medicine specialist and get a full evaluation and diagnosis so that you can put a good treatment plan in place.

You can get lots of information on this website. Read the PF Book for starters, and other people's postings. There are lots of us here dealing with foot problems and you will have plenty of support.

Take care and all the best, Julie

Re: heel pain

Dr. Biehler on 10/26/00 at 11:38 (031336)

It sound like threr is some kind of injurry to the foot. One place to start is to evaluate the shoes you are wearing. Do they have enough cushioning and support to counteract the damage being caused by such a hard surface? Dr. B.

Re: heel pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/26/00 at 18:30 (031402)

Some one on this site once pointed out a very important aspect of hee pain recovery. Rest Rest . Stop the activity that may be producing or contributing to the problem. Standing on hard cement is going to be on my top ten list. In addition Dr. B told us about shoes, and the reading of Scott's online book about pf is the bible So let's get started before this becomes a chronic problem that only a doctor has to treat

Re: heel pain

Julie F on 10/26/00 at 09:10 (031324)

Hi Michelle

How long have you had the problem and is it getting worse? Whether it's plantar fasciitis or something else, standing on a concrete surface all day every day can't be doing it any good - it could certainly have contributed to your pain and could be making it worse, so if it's possible for you to change jobs that would be a help. The doctors will reply, but they obviously can't diagnose or treat you without seeing you, so really you should consult a podiatrist or sports medicine specialist and get a full evaluation and diagnosis so that you can put a good treatment plan in place.

You can get lots of information on this website. Read the PF Book for starters, and other people's postings. There are lots of us here dealing with foot problems and you will have plenty of support.

Take care and all the best, Julie

Re: heel pain

Dr. Biehler on 10/26/00 at 11:38 (031336)

It sound like threr is some kind of injurry to the foot. One place to start is to evaluate the shoes you are wearing. Do they have enough cushioning and support to counteract the damage being caused by such a hard surface? Dr. B.

Re: heel pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/26/00 at 18:30 (031402)

Some one on this site once pointed out a very important aspect of hee pain recovery. Rest Rest . Stop the activity that may be producing or contributing to the problem. Standing on hard cement is going to be on my top ten list. In addition Dr. B told us about shoes, and the reading of Scott's online book about pf is the bible So let's get started before this becomes a chronic problem that only a doctor has to treat