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Pain in the heels after exercise, precautions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Yes please go ahead
User :   i excercise by brisk walking on thredmill
User :   for 2/2.5 kms everyday
User :   for past 4-5 months
User :   last 2-3 months
User :   after i sit in a chair/car for an hour
User :   get up...there is a pain in my heels
User :   only heels of one leg
User :   after 1-2 mins it goes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Wht cd be the issue
Doctor :   This is common amongst who are regular on their aerobics
Doctor :   sessions
Doctor :   This means that you are either doing one of them
Doctor :   1) No proper foot wear
Doctor :   2) You are overdoing that what you can
Doctor :   You need rest and icing for sometime
Doctor :   Put extra padding under the heal
User :   ok...footwear shd nt be an issue...i always wear raebok sports shoes when runnin
User :   ok..will try the padding
User :   but shd it be a cause of concern..shd i reduce my walkin?
Doctor :   The other issue could be a spur in the calcaneous bone because of wear and tear
Doctor :   that can be found out on examination over the heel and an Xray of the calcaneous bone
User :   hmm..
Doctor :   So first try the above measures
Doctor :   Padding and reduce the time of your work out
Doctor :   Or do isometric exercises
Doctor :   where you do not have stress over the heel
Doctor :   If they do not bring any relief in couple of weeks
Doctor :   you should consider an examination by Orthopedician
Doctor :   he may advice an Xray
Doctor :   to check for spur
Doctor :   or local inflammation
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