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Heel pain

Posted by Nicolle on 4/13/05 at 14:29 (173136)

I was jumping rope in my livingroom last night and about at 350, my heel started to hurt. I finished of at 5oo single jumps and then was in agony. It swelled up and I have not been able to walk on my heel, only the ball of the foot. I aws a dancer and rhythmic gymnast, have a high arch and have had 4 left knee surgeries in the past. I haven't really jumped like in 2 years because I had a baby, but I thought I'd get myself into shape. I am 30 pounds over my ideal weight and am dieting. It is very hard for me to get any exercise in my day because I have a 1 year old and two big dogs that always get in the way. I used to do 1500 jumps a day in order to lose weight and had no problems. I'm not sure what I did, but the pain is bad and runs on the outside of my foot from my heel. I am going to the doctor tomorrow, but thought I get a specialist's opinion first.Thank you.

Re: Heel pain

Megan M on 4/14/05 at 01:27 (173155)

I have had now heel pain for almost 3 years. It has been unbearable at times and other time so painful that I cannot walk. I live in Germany and have seen many doctors and specialists but they said it is Plantar Fasciiis and it is not recognized as anything here. So they have prescribed me insoles and that has helped a bit but I am at my end.

I now see an accupuncturist and natural medine doctor and am trying to get through the pain this way. The radiologist who looked at my xrays thinks I may bee an MRI to be certain how extreme my situation is.

Is there something else I can besides ice? Perhaps specific excercises? I feel hopeless.

I will be visiting home in San Jose California soon and thought there may be a doctor/surgeon in this area you could recomend who handles this problem.