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How can I get relief from heel pain?

I have been experiencing heel pain in both my feet for the past 6 weeks. I used to run regularly, but since the pain started I switched to bike riding to lessen the pounding on my feet, but I still have pain. I've also tried different footwear and insoles without much success. When I wake up in the morning my feet and ankles feel sore and tight, particularly in the achilles tendon area. Any ideas?

Fri. May 11, 9:35am

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I would actually go see a doctor about this only because its been so long. You could have hair line fractures or you could have an over extended tendon. Either way I would go get it checked out.

Sorry about your pain though :(. I have had surgery on that tendon so I understand the pain you are going through.

I hope you feel better soon!!! But do not run on it!!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012, 3:53 PM

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Yoga really helped get me out of pain. Even if you start out slow and easy, it usually provides relief. You can do a video or a class. You can even start out by doing stretches in your house.

Monday, May 14, 2012, 10:43 AM

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I agree, go to the doctor. My friend had some serious heel pain and found she had a bone spur.

Monday, May 14, 2012, 3:38 PM

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My heel pain was due to bone spurs. I switched to Croc shoes, iced the bottom of my heel, did stretching exercises on the stairs (Best idea, see a podiatrist to find out what the problem is.) I have no more heel pain. :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 8:52 PM

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