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Heel pain, burning heels, pain in arch. Wearing flat shoes. Inflamed tendon?

Hi My name is Aleesha , I wear flat shoes to work every day sometimes they wear off really fast and get lower the ground.. My heels hurt and burn all the time especially on my walk to work and in work... and i work required gettin up from my desk often ...some time i get extremely strong sharp pain lil higher up by the arch... like it the pain spreads... Could i have inflammed tendon? Or do i just need to get better shoes.... and what kind can i get preferrably flats..
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.
From description it seems to be planter fasciitis.
The plantar fascia ligament is like a rubber band and loosens and contracts with movement. It also absorbs significant weight and pressure. Because of this function, plantar fasciitis can easily occur from a number of reasons.
Among the most common is an overload of physical activity or exercise.
No single treatment works best for everyone with plantar fasciitis. But 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 foot hurt. Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces.To reduce pain and swelling, try putting ice on your heel. Or 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.Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Or try heel cups or shoe inserts (orthotics ). Use them in both shoes, even if only one foot hurts.

Hope this information helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sunil 's  Response
Thanks for your post in HealthCareMagic.
Heel pain and burning sensation is commonly caused by Plantar fasciitis due to straining the ligament that supports your arch.
Rest your feet. Stop or reduce any activities that may be causing your heel pain.Wear shoes that have good arch support and heel cushioning.
Ice can help reduce inflammation.
take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen, naproxen for pain.
Get your tests like uric acid, X-ray and exclude Gout and Rheumatic arthritis.
Hope it helps.
take care!
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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