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What causes burning pain at the base of the heel?

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2016
Question: from my achilles tendon down under the heel to the instep, feels so sore i can barley walk. I cant put pressure on my feet. when i walk it feels like sharp pains. it came on recently when i was in a new job where i stand all day doing physical labor.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Plantar fascitis. Needs new footwear Medicine, exercise

Detailed Answer:
No there.

Thanks for the query.

You have Plantar fascitis. This can cause severe burning pain at the base of the heel. It can occur due to obesity, prolonged standing and bad footwear.

Dip your feet in XXXXXXX warm water with added salt and wiggle your ankles and toes in it for 15 minutes everyday. Wear microcellular rubber slippers which are available at a pharmacy. Do plantar fascia and calf muscle stretching exercises which can be found online easily. Take Tablet Ibuprofen 400mg twice a day for 5 days after meals and Tablet Ranitidine 150mg twice a day for 5 days before meals.

Your problem shall be resolved if you do the same everyday.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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What causes burning pain at the base of the heel?

Brief Answer: Plantar fascitis. Needs new footwear Medicine, exercise Detailed Answer: No there. Thanks for the query. You have Plantar fascitis. This can cause severe burning pain at the base of the heel. It can occur due to obesity, prolonged standing and bad footwear. Dip your feet in XXXXXXX warm water with added salt and wiggle your ankles and toes in it for 15 minutes everyday. Wear microcellular rubber slippers which are available at a pharmacy. Do plantar fascia and calf muscle stretching exercises which can be found online easily. Take Tablet Ibuprofen 400mg twice a day for 5 days after meals and Tablet Ranitidine 150mg twice a day for 5 days before meals. Your problem shall be resolved if you do the same everyday. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu