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My left heel hurts me while walking

I am 42 and my now i noticed my left heel hurts me while walking. it was like very stiff in the morning when i woke up, latter i noticed it is painful, i reched to a doctor for help and prescribed some painkillers. he said there is some gland in the heel which secrets some oil and it is reason for the pain. now my ankle is swollen and i limp. a black swelling is there in the back of my heel. the skin over it burns, it is very difficult to walk also, painkillers are no more effective. doctors say it needs some short wave therapy. it is very costly and i need to go to a physiotherapy center. and this has to be done for long thats what they say,now walking also is so difficult and i need some assistance to go to that center which is 6 kms away from my residence. dont know what to do is there any remedy for this painful heel very quickly
Sun, 29 May 2011
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hey all that costly slippers and splints advised are costly and difficult also to practise and get. i have one good advise which i practised. i read in one place and i practised it. you need some vaseline. apply the vasaline to the painful area every night and massage it. you see this works very well with in few days you see that the pain will decrease and even it will disappear
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Piyush Pandey's  Response
EVEN i have got same problem as i am from military we run a lot... because of which my heel started paining....the doctor told there is swelling inside my heel...and he asked me to take rest...and has given a pain killer...and as even then it did not get reduced he has given some injection into my heel after which i am feeling very comfortable...
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glen's  Response
hey all that costly slippers and splints advised are costly and difficult also to practise and get. i have one good advise which i practised. i read in one place and i practised it. you need some vaseline. apply the vasaline to the painful area every night and massage it. you see this works very well with in few days you see that the pain will decrease and even it will disappear
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Piyush Pandey's  Response
EVEN i have got same problem as i am from military we run a lot... because of which my heel started paining....the doctor told there is swelling inside my heel...and he asked me to take rest...and has given a pain killer...and as even then it did not get reduced he has given some injection into my heel after which i am feeling very comfortable...
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rambha's  Response
My mother is diabetic, she is taking medicines for the sugar, now sugar is controlled, but she is oftenly complins of heel pain, it is smotimes very severe. She is unable to walk for long distance. We saw a doctor, he suggested special type of slippers for her some thing called MCR slippers. She i suing these slippers even at home, now she says her heel pain is much better.
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Hi Piyush,
This seems to be Plantar fasicitis.
Try analgesics and contrast bath for 6 weeks before resorting to other treatment modalities.
Contrast bath consists of immersing both your feet in a bowl of water each, with one containig warm and the other cold water. Keep it there for 5 min and exchange the feet. Repeat this 10 times and the cycle 4 times every day and you should be better by the end of 6 weeks.
Wear MCR (microcellular chappals).

If it does't subside by six weeks time, local steroid injection can be tried.

Thank you.
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