Remedies for Heel Pain

April 4, 2012

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By Sandy D.



April 7, 20120 found this helpful
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What part of your heel is hurting? You could have bone spurs. You really need to see a doctor. If you are not allergic, and not otherwise contraindicated for health problems or other medications, you can try an over the counter NSAID such as ibuprofen, Aleve, etc. Be sure to follow label directions, and take with food.
But the main thing is, you need to see your doctor.

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Not everyone can afford to go to the doctor. I had heel pain and at that time, I had medical insurance so could go. I no longer have that luxury.


Heel pain MAY be heel spurs but could very well be plantar fasciitis. Mine was. Doing simple exercises took care of the problem in a very short time. You could watch this video, do the exercises and save yourself the cost of an office call. If, of course, there is still pain, going to the doctor might be the best bet but I would try this first.

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August 7, 2013

I have had heel pain in my left foot for a month. I went to a podiatrist and he told me he thinks it's just overworked tendons. I think it is a heel spur. Anyway, I have tried ibuprofen, had orthotic insoles made, plus I also had a cortisone shot. The pain is still there. And I've tried ice too. Any suggestions on what I should do? I'm already out about $800, out of pocket for doctor bills and I'm tired of getting the run around.

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August 8, 20130 found this helpful

It sounds like Planting Facetious. Look up your symptoms on
Good luck, that is not easy to deal with.

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It's possible you have plantar fasciitis, which causes pain in the heels. I've had that in both feet, at different times, for years. Right now my right foot is acting up, and the podiatrist did see a small spur in a x-ray. He sent me to a physical therapist. The exercises he taught me helped, and I posted the following info in May 2011 in answer to a previous TF inquiry:


First, rest the ball of your foot on the edge of a step & gently lean forward as if you're trying to walk uphill; this stretches the Achilles tendon; do this ten times, once or twice a day.

Second, resting your hands on something for balance (like the edge of a sink), stand on your tiptoes & hold for 5 seconds, let your heels down & repeat 10 times, once or twice a day; this stretches the Achilles tendon & also the plantar fascia tendons.

Third, if you are not in too much pain to do it, stand on your heels 5 seconds, let your toes down & repeat; same benefits.

Fourth, the toe pointing exercises mentioned by fuzzytufts. Before you get up in the mornings and at least 5 more times a day point your toes forward then draw them back toward you. You don't hold them or anything just stretch them forward and then as far as you can back. (this stretches the Achilles heel tendon).

Fifth, if you have a stretchy exercise band or cord & someone to hold the ends or somewhere to attach them, wrap the band around the arch of your foot & from either a lying or sitting position on a bed (or something), pull against the band - if the band is attached to something on your right, pull your foot to the left - try to work all 4 directions, always pulling against the band; you can hold the ends of the band yourself to push your foot forward, similar to just pointing your toe; do this 20-30 times in each direction.


These exercises really helped me, & I am now pain free. I try to do some or all of these every day to keep the pain from coming back. I hope this helps someone; I had to pay the therapist, but I'm spreading this info for free! ;-)

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August 9, 20130 found this helpful

You can take an empty soda pop bottle and fill with water and freeze. Then you roll it back and forth under you foot. I did this every night before bed for a couple of weeks and I haven't had any problems with my heel since then.

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Try different (perhaps gel 3/4 length) types of shoe insoles that you can purchase at different stores for not too much money. I have gotten many from Wal-Mart, Dollar Stores, etc.


Perhaps one will soothe your problem area to a much greater relief than what you have now.

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August 9, 20130 found this helpful

Tendons take longer than a month to heal. Listen to your doctor.

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September 1, 20130 found this helpful

Find another doctor.

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June 4, 20160 found this helpful

I ha a bone spur on my left heel and after 2 or 3 years the Dr said it would have to be surgically removed and it was removed in that matter and no more pain

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February 27, 2015

If I feel my heel, there is a lump under the skin. I can't say it's a callous because the skin on the heel is soft. Could it be some sort of internal callous due to heavy walking on very hard floors?



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February 27, 20150 found this helpful

The online Farlex Medical Dictionary states: "callosity-an area of skin that is hard or thick, esp on the palm of the hand or sole of the foot, as from continual friction or pressure". The callus can develop under the skin.


Your doctor can help in determining the specific problem and recommending needed treatment.

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February 28, 20150 found this helpful

Sounds like it may be "pump bump".

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February 16, 2013

This is a page about remedies for heel spurs. These tiny calcium deposits that develop on the bone near your heel can be quite painful.

Remedies for Heel Spurs

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