(Closed) heel pain (or, why now??? worries)

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

You might have just strained a muscle! This same thing happened to my Fiance. He stayed totally off of it (walked around on crutches) for a week and then poof, it was magically back to normal!

So don’t stress too much, it will probably be fine 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Oh if you’re not popping advil, motrin or aleve, you probably should take the max dose that you can per day. The anti-inflammatory should help you along with feeling better 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

That’s happened to me before. Do you wear a lot of flats? Because, when I went to the podiatrist, he told me that because I wore flats so often, it was stretching out the muscles on the bottom of my foot, causing plantar fasciitis.

He proscribed me some anti-inflammatories, some pain meds, and told me to stop wearing flats every day and to start wearing some low heels or wedges.I was better in a few weeks (and I still wear flats a lot and I’ve been fine).

Anyway, I’d recommend going to a podiatrist instead of just a regular doctor if your insurance will allow it. Good luck.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I do physical therapy for a living, and what we normally do for our patients with foot or heel problems is have them get a tennis ball. Put the tennis ball on the floor and rub your foot over it. Really focus on the problem area and apply pressure there. It’s not going to feel the greatest, but it definitely helps! Also, freeze a water bottle and do the same thing. This is really going to help with the inflammation and it will also focus on the area that you’re trying to work on better than an ice pack would.

I also agree with @danadelphia!! Wear shoes that are going to support your feet better than flats would.

Hope this helps!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Glad someone else said it, because I was thinking that sounded EXACTLY like plantar fasciitis.  I’ve had it since I was a kid.  I’ve always been a dancer, and it really gets in the way, so my podiatrist gave me some excercises to do that help.  The first is similar to the tennis ball thing, but I usually use a free-weight, or something cylindrical.  And I roll the arch of the foot over it.  Also, my doctor told me to stand with the balls of my feet on a step and then drop my heels down for a stretch.  Hurts like HELL at first, but I really think it’s helpful.  I’m sorry you’re in pain, but I’m sure your doctor will have you up and running in NO time and you’ll be a dancing fool at your wedding!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

You might have plantar fasciitis (don’t worry, it sounds a lot scarier than it actually is!)…it’s just the bottom of your foot getting inflamed.  The tissue in the bottom of your foot tugs on your heel when it’s inflamed and that’s why it hurts.  It’s really common with runners.  Ice will DEFINITELY help (especially with that water bottle trick!) and also stretch your calves like a nervous tick!  Hope you feel better soon 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

Apparently I didn’t read all the way through haha…sorry for that last post!  Good luck!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

OUCH!! I have had this before. For me, losing a few pounds helped (but I’m also pretty overweight.. sigh), lay off the sandals and flats, and in the morning before you get out of bed, flex your calves to stretch the heel. I always found it was the most excruciating in the morning when you step out of bed! It’s good you went to the doctor! Good luck!

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