• candis1979 candis1979
    June 09, 2008
    What causes foot pain on the outside edge of the heel?
    candis1979 candis1979
    June 09, 2008

    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?



  • Renee Culver
    July 21, 2014
    Renee Culver
    July 21, 2014

    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!


  • nwichlet February 09, 2009
    February 09, 2009

    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 September 01, 2009
    September 01, 2009

    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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  • wesselj October 06, 2008
    October 06, 2008

    Thank you for your post. Try out our symptom checker to see what your symptoms might me.

  • aaanewt January 14, 2016
    January 14, 2016
    I wish I had answer to your question. I have the same area on my left heel just I am not standing on my feet all day! If any body knows the answer please let us know. Thanks. READ MORE
  • branjo8589 August 13, 2015
    August 13, 2015
    Have you gotten a proper diagnosis? I just learned I have "Heel Rim Pain". The (Baxter Nerve) gets trapped UNDER the heel. It might result in surgery in the end. For now it's short steps with whatever I'm doing changing shoes and inserts every year and a lot of stretching and waiting. I hope you found your answers. READ MORE
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