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Burning sensation under heel, difficulty sleeping. Done hip replacement

I have a pain / burning sensation of my feet under my heel area , which is so intense it wakes me up from a nights sleep & the only relief I get is to put my foot out of the duvet , I then fall asleep again !!! This only occurs whilst I am asleep not any other part of the day !!! I have been in hospital for 6 mths having had 2 major operations removing hip replacement because my leg became infected from a rusty screw , replaced with a cement spacer then finally another hip replacement (3 hip replacements & cement spacer in 15 mths) I am still unable to walk unaided & in a wheelchair !
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for your query.
From your symptoms, it seems that you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. It happens due to inflammation of the plantar fascia.
It hurts the most with the first few steps in the morning because the plantar fascia is tight and has not stretched out yet, and throughout the day it loosens up. The best thing you can do is when you wake up in the morning, before getting out of bed and taking a step, give yourself a little foot rub.

There are many things you can try to help your foot get better:

Give your feet a rest. Cut back on activities that make your feet hurt. Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces.

Use shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole.
take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), naproxen (such asAleve), or aspirin.

Do toe stretches, calf stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially when you first get up in the morning.

To help the pain, ice the area immediately after getting up in the morning. You can use either a store-bought cold pack or a frozen wet towel. Ice for 10 or 15 minutes

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 25 Nov 2013
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