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Suggest treatment for severe heel pain and plantar fasciitis bursitis

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Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Question: I have severe pain in the heel of my foot that runs up the back of my leg what do you think it is? I have been diagnosed with plantar fistic bursitis and heel spurs several months back and had injections in both feet but the pain is different this time.


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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Calf muscles are tight

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Thanks for the query.

Do you have shooting pain from the lower back to the calves ?

Is there any tingling and numbness ?

This could be attributed to the right calf muscles associated with Plantar fascitis.

You need to perform Plantar fascia stretching exercises. Place both palms of the outstretched hands on the wall in front of you. Bend the knee closest to the wall and stretch the far leg behind it. Hold this position for 2 minutes. Repeat this vice versa with other leg. Do this exercise for 3 times a day.

Apply your feet and ankles in a bowl of warm water with added table salt and flex your ankles up and down for 5 minutes for twice a day.

Eat healthy. Avoid obesity by doing daily brisk walking exercise for 45 minutes. Avoid bending forwards or lifting weights. Apply ice to the painful regions.

Kindly answer my queries for me to be in a better position to help you.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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Suggest treatment for severe heel pain and plantar fasciitis bursitis

Brief Answer: Calf muscles are tight Detailed Answer: Hi there. Welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for the query. Do you have shooting pain from the lower back to the calves ? Is there any tingling and numbness ? This could be attributed to the right calf muscles associated with Plantar fascitis. You need to perform Plantar fascia stretching exercises. Place both palms of the outstretched hands on the wall in front of you. Bend the knee closest to the wall and stretch the far leg behind it. Hold this position for 2 minutes. Repeat this vice versa with other leg. Do this exercise for 3 times a day. Apply your feet and ankles in a bowl of warm water with added table salt and flex your ankles up and down for 5 minutes for twice a day. Eat healthy. Avoid obesity by doing daily brisk walking exercise for 45 minutes. Avoid bending forwards or lifting weights. Apply ice to the painful regions. Kindly answer my queries for me to be in a better position to help you. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu