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Pain in heels, walking a lot, recurring condition. Tried physiotherapy, ultrasound treatment. Same treatment?

i had painful heels about 4 years ago when i used to walk a lot during lunch breaks, unfortunately, wearing the wrong kind of footwear, but got it sorted out by going to a physio and having 10 / 15 minute ultrasound treatments - once a week for about 3 months. I now have the same problem again. Should I just book myself on to more physio treatments of the same nature? not quite sure which direction to go....
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Hi there,

You might be having a case of Plantar Fascitis, as evident by pain in the heels .You might continue one more course of physio and ultrasound treatment.However, I would advise you to visit a doctor to rule out a stress fracture.

In the meantime, give your heel some rest. Prolonged walking can cause and worsen plantar fasciitis in individuals prone to plantar fasciitis. Apply ice packs on the heels intermittently. Have a pain relief medication like brufen after food. Wear appropriate, comfortable footwear. If overweight, do try to lose weight.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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