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Is it common to have no pain when heel is off floor?

Posted by GregP on 9/26/04 at 17:39 (160536)

I had a rapid onset of heel pain this week, in the area shown on the front part of the heel, slightly towards the medial side. I guess this is the classic location for PF symptoms.

But, I am having absolutely no pain walking around on the ball of my foot, which I gather is not normal for PF sufferers?

Is it possible or common for PF sufferers to get pain relief by not putting their heels on the floor while walking?

Thanks!

GregP

Re: One more item.

GregP on 9/26/04 at 17:52 (160537)

I am having noticable swelling of the heel area. My wife can look at my heels and tell the difference between them.

Re: One more item.

pete on 9/28/04 at 05:31 (160625)

Go see a doc or a podiatrist given the swelling you have

Re: Is it common to have no pain when heel is off floor?

Richard, C.Ped on 10/01/04 at 10:12 (160825)

Compensating for pain by adjusting gait can lead to a whole new set of problems. The heel does not hurt because there is no stretching of the fascia. That is the purpose of orthotics.

Do see a doc regarding swelling.