Heel pain

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I am experiencing pain on the bottom of my right heel. I have been told by several people that could be several things....a stone bruise, bone spur, heel spur, planter fasciitis or tendonitis. Any ideas??

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    Sounds like it could be Plantar....do you have good insteps in your shoes? I had to get some orthotics and stick them in my wellies (I walk dogs, so wellies is often my footwear). that and some Diclofenac, and after a few weeks it went.

    Was told it would burn itself out eventually, but its a painful time waiting for that to happen!

    Go see your Doc to get a proper diagnosis, though. x

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    I had plantar fascitis (sp?) once, and a bone spur in my heal.  If that is what you've got, it CAN go away - mine did.  What I did with mine was, I put inserts in all my shoes (moved the same ones around depending on which shoes I was wearing).  Even in the house, I would wear my comfy - cushioned! tennis shoes (hardwood floor are really hard on bare fee).  If you have soft carpeting throughout, you probably don't need to do that.  Especially on long walks, or anything impacting your feet, you need those cushioned inserts in your shoes.  It took a while (months), but it went away.  Now, to prevent recurrence, I still wear my cushioned tennis shoes in the house and on walks, and I either buy more expensive shoes (you can feel the built in cushion in those shoes), or I put in my inserts.  I haven't had a problem in several years (since I started doing this).  Good luck!

     

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      You're right there, Jane. I still have my orthotics in any pair of shoes that don't have an inbuilt arch. My feet are as flat as pancakes, and the orthotics gave my arches (and heel) the much needed support to get over the PF!
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    p.s. - if you do have a bone spur, I'll tell you what a very good foot orthopaedic surgeon told me.  Don't get surgery.  The ligaments, etc in the foot are extremely complex, and surgery there could really mess up your foot.  A foot doctor looking for $$ might advise you to get surgery - don't do it.  The natural remedy above worked wonders.  Not to mention some prayers to God.  Good luck!
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