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Monday, June 09, 2008 candis1979, Community Member, asks

Q: My heel just started hurting. all the around the out side. 4bout a week.. feet hurt when getting up

For the last couple weeks my back of the heel really hurts. There is pain all around the outside heel of my left foot, but only when I stand. When I get up in the morring I can barly walk on both of my feett. I bought heel cushins and they help a little. I work at a car dealership and am on my feet all day, and am overweight, so I'm sure that has something to do with it. Does anyone know how to ease the pain?

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wesselj, Community Member
10/ 6/08 12:06pm

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nwichlet, Community Member
2/ 8/09 9:57pm

Hi, I have the same kind of pain.  My orthopedic Dr. says its caused by heal spurs.  They are really painful.  I had to have custom braces, or inserts made to put in my shoes to "cradle my heal" so I could walk.  The only way to get rid of them is to have them shaved off.  My friend had this done, and she said it was very painful to get it done, and the said part about it is they can grow back.

health123, Community Member
9/ 1/09 1:36pm

You might be suffering from a heel spur.

Heel spur pain is often most intense after long periods of rest from being on your feet. Morning heel spur pain is often the most severe type of heel spur pain. The reason for this is: As you move during the day, the nerves surrounding the heel spur adjust around the spur so that the heel spur is not digging into them. After long periods of rest, such as when sleeping, the nerves relax back into their normal position. Thus, when you get out of bed in the morning, pain can become intense as you are putting weight on the heel for the first time causing the heel spur to be pushed into the sensitive nerves and tissues.


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Renee Culver, Editor
7/21/14 12:49am

I can't be sure, of course, but this sounds a lot like plantar fasciitis. One of the hallmarks of the condition is that the first movements of the day when you put your feet on the floor are seriously painful. There are a lot of treatments of plantar fasciitis that you can do yourself. You'll find five common ones here. And, as always, please talk to your doctor about anything that is seriously impacting your quality of life. Living with pain is exhausting. Good luck!

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By candis1979, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/21/14, First Published: 06/09/08