heel pain

heel pain

Post by Matthew Lyban » Tue, 28 Nov 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

> I have begun to get pain on the bottom of the foot in the heel area
> everytime I run.  It is not too painful while I run but the next day I am
> limping, especially when I wake up.  I do not remember injuring it before
> it started.  A day or two taking Naprosyn usually enables me to run again
> but it lingers on.  Any suggestions?

     You may be developing plantar fasciitis (it is very likely that I
did not spell that correctly).  For some reason I do not understand,
pain immediately after waking up is one feature of this condition.
About a year ago I got tired of the pain, went to a podiatrist, and was
diagnosed with p.f. in both feet.  The treatment was non-surgical, not
difficult, and it worked!  It took several months, but I have been
entirely free of the pain for long enough to believe the cure is real.
I did have to give up running entirely for a while.  You may not have
to give it up--I am not an expert.  But you should go to one (an
expert) ASAP, before the condition gets worse!
 
 
 

heel pain

Post by Susan Lon » Wed, 29 Nov 1995 04:00:00

I understand the reason the pain is more severe in the morning is
because the ligaments or whatever shorten up as you sleep with your
foot relaxed... then when you get up in the morning and walk with
your foot at a right angle, that stretches out those sore tendons
or ligaments or whatever. There is such a thing as a night splint
that holds the foot at a right angle while you sleep so you don't
have to go through the pain in the morning.


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Quote:


> > I have begun to get pain on the bottom of the foot in the heel area
> > everytime I run.  It is not too painful while I run but the next day I am
> > limping, especially when I wake up.  I do not remember injuring it before
> > it started.  A day or two taking Naprosyn usually enables me to run again
> > but it lingers on.  Any suggestions?

>      You may be developing plantar fasciitis (it is very likely that I
> did not spell that correctly).  For some reason I do not understand,
> pain immediately after waking up is one feature of this condition.
> About a year ago I got tired of the pain, went to a podiatrist, and was
> diagnosed with p.f. in both feet.  The treatment was non-surgical, not
> difficult, and it worked!  It took several months, but I have been
> entirely free of the pain for long enough to believe the cure is real.
> I did have to give up running entirely for a while.  You may not have
> to give it up--I am not an expert.  But you should go to one (an
> expert) ASAP, before the condition gets worse!


 
 
 

heel pain

Post by Domtes » Mon, 04 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Sounds exactly like what I had a number of years ago.  Plantar Facsitis.
I have wearing orthotics that my podiatrist made and have not had a
problem since.  I have been able to run a marathon without a problem in
the heel.