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Severe Pain in Heel

Posted by Nevvar H. on 4/06/04 at 20:07 (148492)

I have been running for many years. I have most recently started having severe heel pain. I have had this before but the pain dissapeared after a week or so. This has been troubling me now for a month and causes me pain even when I walk, and lie down (I cannot of course run at all, and this is very frustrating). Can you suggest any actions that I can begin to take. My current doctor just advised stretching. But that is not helping.

Thanks.

Re: Severe Pain in Heel

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/06/04 at 23:30 (148501)

Nevvar:
If 'stretching' is the only advice your doc is giving you, it is time to change doctors. Read Scott's Heel Pain Book to gain an understanding of what you have and its treatment.
Ed

Re: Severe Pain in Heel

Nevvar H. on 4/06/04 at 23:42 (148506)

Thanks Ed. I will take your advise and read the book.