a condition in which bearing weight on the heel causes pain of varying severity.
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painful heel An idiopathic condition of older ♂ causing tenderness of the heel associated with focal edema;1⁄2 have calcaneal spur formation Prognosis Persistent pain or spontaneous resolution
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pain·ful heel (pān'fǔl hēl)
A condition in which bearing weight on the heel causes pain of varying severity.
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Patient discussion about painful heel
Q. Is there any good source for heel pain relief, besides NSAIDs? My heel pain is most severe at night when I sleep. It's as if the way I position my feet worsen the condition, but I'm at a loss to know how to position my feet. During the day my heels feel so but don't typically bother me.
A. I have found that keeping my feet flexed (the position they are in when standing) helps ease the pain of plantar facitis. I also don't let my feet get cold(wear socks)and keep heavy blankets and quilts off the feet. Placing a box under the covers at the foot of the bed will help keep the blankets up. Do try the exercises recommended on the above web sites. It usually resolves in about 6 months. Best wishes!More discussions about painful heel
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