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heel pain in morning

Posted by BeulahW on 4/10/01 at hrmin (044175)

I get severe pain in heels while in bed in morning,like a nail driven into foot. Am 89 years old,handicapped, walk little with walker due to stroke. what is the cause what can I do?

Re: heel pain in morning

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/10/01 at 19:16 (044204)

As you age our fat padding on the bottom of the heel bone is lost. This is what could be causing you sharp, knife like pain. Try to place heel pads in your shoes. Make sure that you do wear some type of shoe at all times.
There are many good products in the local drug store that will help you.

Re: heel pain in morning

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/10/01 at 19:16 (044204)

As you age our fat padding on the bottom of the heel bone is lost. This is what could be causing you sharp, knife like pain. Try to place heel pads in your shoes. Make sure that you do wear some type of shoe at all times.
There are many good products in the local drug store that will help you.