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Heel Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 5, 2007
  • 05:11 AM

I have horrible pain in my heels when standing. I can't stand still because of it. I need to be walking or switching from foot to foot. This allows me to stand with minimal pain. I work on my feet and my heels ache at night when I get home. I wear crocs at work. The cushioning helps my heels.

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  • This sounds like heel spurs to me. I had a heel spur and I switched feet constantly becuase of the pain. If it hurts worse when you first step out of bed in the morning but then gets a little better after you walk it out, it sounds like a heel spur. I got cortisone shots which would help for a few weeks at a time but then opted for the surgery which took care of the problem. It took me about a month after the surgery to be able to start walking again though. I would say to see a foot specialist.
    mabeebabee99 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm having the same problem. when i step out of bed in the morning, my heel pains but as time passes it comes to normal. but if i walk for long or stand for about 15-20 min. it pains.as mabeebabee99 pointed out, is it necessary to get the surgery done or any medicine can do the job
    narinder76 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • :)Please don't resort to sugery before you try what worked for me. I was skeptical at first but these special shoes have been a life saver. They are adjusted special to your feet. Even though the springs are elevated, they do not feel like you are walking on heels. I have had mine for six months and I can tell when I wear a different pair of shoes. Before this I had such awful pain I dreaded the thought of getting out of bed. These shoes cost between $150-$200. Make sure you get them from a trained service provider who can adjust the spring and arch support as needed. Most sellers offer you a short trial period. Within that 7 days I knew that there was no way I would take them back. I really hope they work for you.:cool:
    mammas 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have had foot (heel) pain for over a year, I am over weight which is no reason to be in such pain I have went to drs. and had the shots, PT and meds (predizone) and my heels are getting worse, I have pain 24-7 it began in May of last year and has been getting worse daily/weekly I have no idea what is causing this! help with any ideas or comments... Thanks:)
    ppdunkle 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am also overweight but I know of very skinny people who have found relief with z-coil shoes. In fact when I was in there getting my sandals adjusted a women with a lot of pain who was hunched over came in and tried on a pair of shoes. Immediately she was walking straighter and with less pain. Please at least go and try a pair on they custom fit them for you. I know I tried a pair of shoes on and decided that I couldn't go home without them. By the way the shoes still look new after 8 months of wear and tear. I really hope that you can resolve your problem. Also, I would recommend finding a chiropractor who does foot adjustments. This also helped me a lot.
    mammas 4 Replies
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