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Heel Pain


#1

I have been experiencing very annoying heel pain for the past couple of weeks.

Well, it actually starts at the heel, kind of like I had a bone spur, and shoots up my tendon, almost like something is pulling on it.

It feels the worst when I wake up and walk to the bathroom.

If I had to guess I would say I hurt it doing seated heel raises but I am not sure.

Any suggestions on how to improve it?

Thanks, Rene'


#2

I would guess that your Achilles tendon is shortening up overnight (when it is inactive), try a gentle 30 second stretch 1st thing in the am, and then throughout the day. Also consider how much use it's getting and maybe cutting back if it's overuse...


#3

Rderieux:

You've got all the classic signs of "Plantar fasciitis". I've had it, it's bad, it stopped me from running, and even walking, for almost an entire year.

Do a search on the internet for causes and treatments. Stretching and icing/cold gel packs are known to help, but I think you'd be better off having it looked at. Some people go to a gp doctor, some go to an orthopedic surgeon, some go to a podiatrist.
Start looking for causes and treat it immediately. If it becomes chronic, you will be miserable, trust me.

dd


#4

Rene' some people think that it starts from doing things like calf raises. Evaluate your form/technique carefully, IF you are doing a lot of calf raises. Sometimes it just occurs spontaneously.


#5

I looked on the net for info and OUCH! Sounds like I have a lot to do.

Thanks for the help.

Rene'