Heel hurting after a long walk

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I did a lot of walking today and yesterday unaided , now  my heel is hurting that I could hardly walk. Is it from too much stretching? What should I do?

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    Hi. When you walk are you walking lifting your heal on injured foot. Or flat foot . Flat foot is easier to do but more damaging after. I'm very conscious to lift my heal when I walk because I can't tip toe on injured foot without the support of good foot. I gust cannot loft the darn heel off the floor.  Will take months more pysio every day. I have learnt to talk myself out of limping. The rest of my body suffers if I limp. So before I walk I put injured foot first and say don't limp. Walk straight and I do. When I start to limp I stop and start over .its working because my brain tries to protect me pain by limping and I'm verbally overruling that train of thought. It's so important to walk tall straight and even. That's why the moon boot damages us if we wear it without levelling shoe. Take care of you. 

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      Hi Jenni! I was so scared yesterday coz I couldn't walk.  My heel was hurting so bad.  I pushed myself to walk  this morning  even with pain and finally I was able to walk again unaided still

      with pain but not as bad.  I soaked in the hot tub and elevated my leg as you instructed the whole night. I'm trying to rest today not doing exercise and not too much walking since I overdid it yesterday.  Thanks again for your advice. 

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    Can you get a good gentle massage. Massage also helps break up scar tissue. After pysio massages scar tissue it was easier to walk pain free. Scar tissue can hamper good movement.  I'm glad your soaking. And something else I did was whilst laying like a slug on lounge I gently pressed foot against padding in couch end was softish weight bearing. 

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