Very painful heals, do you get this and what is it?

I have had this pain in my heals well mainly one for about 6 months now, and it is getting worse, I have to walk in my job so by the end of my time there it is killing me and im limping badly, it does not go away no matter how much I rest it.

does anyone have this and if so how do they deal with it, and have they got a name for it? X

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  • Hi,

    I am no doctor but it sounds similar to the foot problems I have with Plantar Fascitis. Does your heel hurt as you put your foot down. I suggest you go see your GP for help. I have orthotics which helped me.



  • Hi there cowsrock :)

    I have a very painful right heel at the moment which has been bothering me for about 4-5 months, but on and off for years, my hydro/physio therapist referred me to see a podiatrist.

    I'm not clued up on foot problems but your GP should refer you if you explain the problem. Its common for women apparently as we're on our feet a lot in our jobs and if we've had stints of wearing high heels a lot. Plantar faciitis (if its spelt right?) if you want to look it up and check to see if you fit the profile

    Hope this helps hunny :) go see your GP

    Sending you extra soft fluffie pillows for your feet

    :) xxxsianxxx :)

  • Hi cowsrock, I would definitely take this to your doctor, I'm wondering if it might be to do with your Achilles Tendon, but that would need investigation by a doctor, which I'm not.

    I really hope that someone is able to help you with this very soon, so please do make an appointment to see your doctor.

    Sending positive vibes your way :-)

    Foggy x

  • Plantar what the doctor told me last doctor I seen orthropi one unsure how its spelt he told me i have to live with it I have had injection even went to training hospital all to do with the feet only thing that has given me some relief was taping my feet up all started because I ran across a road back 11 yrs a go still have to be careful as what I do standing kills me and walking I cant far some days I fine it hard to even stand I feel for anyone who has this

  • Thank you guys for your kind words and advise:) I will make an appointment, let you know how I get on X

  • Hi cowsrock

    I am so sorry to read that you are suffering in this way. I would most definitely go to my GP and see what they say. I sincerely hope that you find some resolution to your issue.

    Take care

    Ken x

  • plantar facilities is one of the conditions that I am being treated for at the moment. I am having to wear UFO splints/baces when I am sat and also in bed. I have only been using these for about a month . initially I had a problem where the bedding was getting wrapped round my feet and splints and could not move so my occupational therapist prescribed me a bed cradle and that is fantastic and I can wear them with no issues. I go back to the consultant in 4/5 weeks. good luck


  • Wow Belinda

    that sounds horrible, so you only wear these at home? I could not do my work in them even though I have to walk backwards and forwards most of the day, but I suppose if it worked I would have to, I work for Shopmobility.

    Shirley x

  • hi Shirley, you only wear them when you are sat still - the sole is not flat it is different height at each end - you obviously can go to the loo or kitchen or in bed in them. if you look on line you will see what they are like.


    Belinda x

  • H Shirley,

    From your description it sounds like Plantar fasciitis..... I have had this for 3 months. I suggest you see your doctor, for a proper diagnosis. My doctor sent me to see the physiotherapist who has given me exercises (they are easy to do) and suggested buying "memory foam heel cushions" to put in my shoes, which you can get from chemists and they really seem to be helping me.

    Apparently it can take up to a year to improve, but like you my job involves standing most of the time, so I rest my feet when I get home. My doctor prescribed anti-inflammatory tablets (Naproxen) but they don't help really.

    Plantar fasciitis seems common in fibromyalgia patients... not sure if there is a link, or just coincidence. Good luck xx

  • Went to docs tonight, yes I have Planter:) He said to try Blue spot heel pads.

  • Hi cowsrock only just seen this :o

    Glad you got to the foot of the problem ;) No! really I am pleased as it is very painful I know :)

    sending more soft fluffies for your feet to snuggle :) xxxsianxxx :)

  • I am so sorry to hear about what you have been going through! To me it sounds like Plantar Fasciitis. First, I would advise you to maintain a healthy weight and avoid such health problems by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. Wearing proper shoes with good arch support and proper cushioning is indeed very significant for everyone because our feet are the foundation of our body and if that base is not solid and balanced, our entire body is affected so always make sure to wear the right size shoes for your feet and if needed insert an orthotic insert in it. For Heel pain, I would suggest you to:

    1- Do stretching and strengthening exercises.

    2- Avoid sitting too long and not walking enough.

    3- Avoid wearing heels over 2 inches on a regular basis. Wear comfortable shoes and if needed insert an orthotic insert in it.

    4- Ice your leg for about 20 to 30 minutes every three to four hours for two to three days or until the pain is gone to reduce pain and swelling but make sure not to apply ice directly to the skin, wrap it in a cloth or tea towel first.

    I hope these tips would help you in alleviating your heel pain but If the pain does not go away then you should definitely go to see a doctor. See link for more info about Heel Pain and other Foot Problems:

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