Heel Pain

Heel pain is a condition of having discomfort on the underside of the leg. The common causes are poorly fitting shoes, high-heeled chappals, overuse of legs during walking, running, sprain, strain, and trauma on the heels. It is managed by taking rest, applying ice, taking pain-relieving medications, and wearing well-fitted shoes.

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Why does my heel hurt on walking after a brief period of rest?

Query: Hello,I have been having heel pain since last year. Earlier it was just one foot. Now it is on both the feet. Earlier my heels used to pain in the morning after waking up from sleep. But now my heels pain on walking even after a small episode of resting like sitting at a place for some time. Please ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Do not worry. I have a few suggestions for you- 1. You must do stretching exercises regularly. 2. You must wear soft heel shoes. 3. You must take vitamin B12 and vitamin D-rich foods. 4. Take tablet Ostocalcium Plus (e...  Read Full »

What can cause heel pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 67 year old male. I am overweight, mildly diabetic and have high BP. I have pain on backside of my left heel. It increases in the evening. I think I have Achilles tendinitis. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned pain in your heel region. Also you have stated that you are diabetic, hypertensive and overweight. There are actually many causes of pain in the heel region, so it can be due to plantar fasciitis which is very common in your age group. ...  Read Full »

Does an increase in uric acid and creatinine levels indicate a damaged kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male. From the past three months, I was suffering from typhoid. Now, I have pain in knees, sole, back, and wrist joints. The test reports show high sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-CRP) 7.67, eGFR 68, folate 2, uric acid 7.7, creatinine 1.02, total cholesterol 211, tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned that you had typhoid three months back, and now have features of large joint arthritis. With this profile, it seems to be reactive arthritis. If you have heel pain, which is more in the morning once you get up from the bed and put your feet on the ground,...  Read Full »

What causes heel pain only while walking without shoes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a patient of hyperthyroidism. Initially, my weight was 52 kilograms. After taking medicine for one and half years, I got recovered. But my weight got increased up to 73 kilograms. I am having heel pain. By using sports shoes, I can able to walk and do exercise. But without using sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have weight gain and heel pain. You have mentioned that you have hyperthyroidism and after taking medication, you got recovered. Patients having hyperthyroidism can tend to go into hypothyroidism. Since you had hyperthyroidism and after taking medication, your level...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen heel due to injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I got injured while playing. I fell down and my knee hit the ground. To prevent it, I tried to apply counter pressure on the floor using my heel. Now I have swelling in my heel for a week. On the first day, I could not able to walk properly. I had a burning sensation on the heel. After...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You got a trauma on the heel due to the application of counter pressure over the heel. Now, there is numbness along with it. A numb heel is caused due to blood flow constriction or nerve damage. The tibial nerve runs inside the tarsal tunnel and it can be compressed. Co...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for heel pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. For the past few days, I am suffering from heel pain. When I get up, it pains a lot for the whole day. Please tell me whether it is dangerous. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Marianne Pia F. Almario

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you got any trauma on your heel or anyone hurt you physically before the appearance of pain. Please mention the food taken by you before the appearance of pain. If there is no trauma on your heel, you can have gouty arthritis. It is a kind of ...  Read Full »

Why is the pain due to plantar fasciitis not getting better after using a heel pad?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. The doctor advised me to use a heel pad. Even after using it, there is no relief. My pain is getting increased gradually. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have plantar fascitis. It is a fairly common problem. Using a heel pad is helpful but you need to stop walking using barefoot. Do not use any acupuncture type of footwear and use soft footwear. Taking a contrast bath helps you. Take alternative warm and cold...  Read Full »

Kindly examine my MRI report and provide a treatment for heel pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from right heel pain for the last 11 months. All conservative measures exhausted. I had an MRI today. Can you read the MRI and provide a report?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please find my observations on the MRI scan of your right heel below. There is increased thickness observed in the calcaneal insertion of the plantar fascia with increased signal intensity on T1 and TIRM sequence, which suggests plantar fasciitis. Alignment of right ankle...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my right heel when I wake up in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain below my right heel when I wake up in the morning. I have this pain for the past month, and now the pain has increased.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your problem. Few questions to ask. 1. Is it only in one heel or both? 2. Is this pain a stabbing in nature? 3. Does it improve with walking? 4. Whether pain re-appears after you start walking or after prolonged rest? 5. Does it wake you up f...  Read Full »

What causes pain at the back of the calcaneus bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel some pain at the back of my calcaneus bone. The pain is especially after the first step in the morning when I wake up from bed. But, there is no redness or swelling. What is the reason for my pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history of pain on the first step in the morning is consistent with a condition called as plantar fasciitis whereas pain in the back or posterior aspect of the heel is seen in retrocalcaneal bursitis. Can you please specify the exact position of pain with the imag...  Read Full »

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