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Severe shooting pain in the heel after long hours of rest. Suggestions?

Hi., I am 30 yrs ole, Female. I have been experiencing severe pain on the heel of my feet . It does not occur regularly but after long hours of rest ( in the morning). Further in the day I do not experience any pain. I cannot place the pain and can only say my Heel hurts . It is a kind of sharp shooting pain. It does not hurt when I massage the heels. I do have cracks on my feet which are not so deep. Any advice on the same would be helpful
Asked On : Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

From your symptoms, it seems that you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. It happens due to inflammation of the plantar fascia.Heel pain, worst in the morning when getting out of bed , is the most common symptom.

A short term rest and oral anti inflammatory drugs are required to take care of the inflammation.
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. To reduce inflammation, take an aspirin or ibuprofen at mealtime.
A 4-inch wide Crepe bandage wrapped around the region also helps reduce discomfort.
Calf and anterior (front of) leg stretching and strengthening addresses the biomechanical problems and reduces pain.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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