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Chronic heel pain

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  • Posted By: blikmik
  • February 17, 2010
  • 02:49 AM

Im suffering from severe heel pain, had it for a few years but has been bad last 10 months can't be on my feet for more then a couple hours. Been to Many doctors podiatrists, orthopeadtrics surgeons and rhemotoligists and Chiros all just push me to the next and cant get a diagnoises.

Recently had an MRI but they don't know, i knew it's inflammed. Enthesopathy inflammed as it attaches to the bone this is in both feet

Ive done almost everything MRI, Emg/Nerve test, ultrasounds and Xrays as well just shows inflammation

I tested positive for HLA B27 so arthrittis is an option but don't have any inflammation or pain elsewhere, only in both heels Its Enthesopathy but why nobody can tell me

tried many anti inflammatorys none helped, wore walking boot for 5 weeks no help
strectching, orthodics, special shoes, nite splints

my pain is not arch pain just heel pain for being on my feet weight bearing Enthesopathy

do have morning pain and wear night splints did cortizone last June maybe due again, did phyiscal therapy w dexamethazone as well no help


rhemotoligist talked about maybe next DMARDs but he wanted to wait
he gave me.
Flexor patch
Naproxen 1000mg a day No Help
Meloxicam 15mg aday No Help
Celebrax 400mg a day No Help
Idomethacin 150mg a day No Help

and also was on
Etodolac 800mg aday no help
tramadol 100mg aday no help
ibufreon 3200mg aday No help
6 day sterode - Methylprednisolone
Lyrica

Wore Walking boot on one foot for 5 weeks no help which makes you think it's not from plantar fasic
Did Shockwave Low Energy 3 treatments finish about 3 weeks ago No help Yet

Im stretching all day long and trying different stretches
went recently to a chiro who said mabye coming form my back L5 region Lumber but I have No back pain or nerve type pain and EMG/nerve test didn't show anything

did a bunch of blood tests but only thing positive was HLA B27 but I know doesn't really meen anything if I'm not experiencing any other arthrittis sysptoms I do have some disk degenerative in the L5 region and neck could this be connected to HLA B27 ?

also been off work since Oct 2008 and been resting it since not on my feet much and still no help


thanks for any commits
Michael

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  • With all that you have been through, I doubt that something this simple could help, but you never know... I am a lover of high heels. I also love throwing on my tennis shoes and chasing my kids around. Well one day I woke up and could barely walk! The pain was so intense on the very back of my heel! It wasn't actually on the bottom of my foot, but on the very back, where the bone is, just under the bendy part of my ankle. I worked in a docs office at the time- free answers! So she explained that my wearing heels shortened my achelies(spelling!) tendon there and when I would go to wearing flat shoes suddenly, the tendon in the area covering my heel would "sieze up" and I could barely walk! She said the best way to fix it was as simple as rubbling this area very firmly but gentle as well. I didn't think something so simple would work, but alas, it did! It happens sometimes still, then I remember to massage it. I'm sure you have tried this, but try it again focusing on the tissue that covers the bone on the back of your heel. People think it's just skin and bone there, but it is actually your tendon and muscle there. A real nice treat for your feet: give 'em a warm soak, then rub area we talked about with lotion, wrap up with soft towel 'till lotion absorbs, put on new soft and squishy socks, and off to bed with you! Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2010
    • 11:55 PM
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  • Im suffering from severe heel pain, had it for a few years but has been bad last 10 months can't be on my feet for more then a couple hours. Been to Many doctors podiatrists, orthopeadtrics surgeons and rhemotoligists and Chiros all just push me to the next and cant get a diagnoises.Recently had an MRI but they don't know, i knew it's inflammed. Enthesopathy inflammed as it attaches to the bone this is in both feetIve done almost everything MRI, Emg/Nerve test, ultrasounds and Xrays as well just shows inflammationI tested positive for HLA B27 so arthrittis is an option but don't have any inflammation or pain elsewhere, only in both heels Its Enthesopathy but why nobody can tell metried many anti inflammatorys none helped, wore walking boot for 5 weeks no helpstrectching, orthodics, special shoes, nite splints my pain is not arch pain just heel pain for being on my feet weight bearing Enthesopathydo have morning pain and wear night splints did cortizone last June maybe due again, did phyiscal therapy w dexamethazone as well no help rhemotoligist talked about maybe next DMARDs but he wanted to wait he gave me.Flexor patchNaproxen 1000mg a day No HelpMeloxicam 15mg aday No HelpCelebrax 400mg a day No HelpIdomethacin 150mg a day No Helpand also was on Etodolac 800mg aday no helptramadol 100mg aday no helpibufreon 3200mg aday No help6 day sterode - MethylprednisoloneLyricaWore Walking boot on one foot for 5 weeks no help which makes you think it's not from plantar fasicDid Shockwave Low Energy 3 treatments finish about 3 weeks ago No help YetIm stretching all day long and trying different stretches went recently to a chiro who said mabye coming form my back L5 region Lumber but I have No back pain or nerve type pain and EMG/nerve test didn't show anythingdid a bunch of blood tests but only thing positive was HLA B27 but I know doesn't really meen anything if I'm not experiencing any other arthrittis sysptoms I do have some disk degenerative in the L5 region and neck could this be connected to HLA B27 ?also been off work since Oct 2008 and been resting it since not on my feet much and still no helpthanks for any commitsMichaelFrom my research it sound like it could be from Ankylosing Spondylitis or from Reactive Arthritis? It the "heel" pain from your Achilles Tendon or the Plantar's Tendon or Wart? You do not need all of the symptoms to have the condition. Are you Rh-Negative and/or do you come from an Rh-Negative family bloodline? How is your IgG, IgM and IgA? What was your CCP lab result? Have you considered natural attempts to calm the autoimmune condition like a gluten free and starch free diet? Have you tried drinking Apple Cider Vinegar everyday? Please take a peek at this > http://www.rhnegativeregistry.com/rh-negative-factor-recessive-trait.html it may help, since you are HLA-B27 positive.Good Luck and feel free to contact me - Jessica
    thefarrellfam 46 Replies
    • February 26, 2011
    • 04:21 PM
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  • Hey Jessica Thanks for writingWell, I've had PF for about 5 years. it's the planter tendon not achilles (Enthesopathy -tendons inflammed as it attaches to the bone center of both heels) It's been over 6 months now since I had Topez and PRP Surgury, done together on both feet(bilateral) and still not any better. Doc says can take up to a year to see if helped.Been to many Podiatrists and many orthos, many chiros and a couple of rhomosHad MRI of SI Joints also..... this was to rule out Ankylosing Spondylitis So according to them it's not an Arthritis. who I'm I to say there wrongHad EMG/Nerve test awhile ago which were negative but still worry about it being in my back.I do have soreness in my lumber area, never has bothered me or gave me a problem but its sore when you touch that area. I'm not sure how long it's been there.... could be for years. Some leg pain but not often.everyone says it's not from back, if i dont have back pain. but latley I have mild lower back pain.Nothing helps the pain no meds at all.All lab results were good except HLa B27 and some inflammation but thats itnot sure if I"m Rh-Negative or PositiveMaybe everything Ive done has helped, but if I havn't found the cause it's NOT gonna get better. SO how do I find the cause?? not sure what i should do next thanks for your insightMichael
    blikmik 1 Replies
    • February 26, 2011
    • 08:06 PM
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  • Blik Mik,I have the same thing and I'm wondering if you have found a diagnosis yet. Thanks.
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  • Im suffering from severe heel pain, had it for a few years but has been bad last 10 months can't be on my feet for more then a couple hours. Been to Many doctors podiatrists, orthopeadtrics surgeons and rhemotoligists and Chiros all just push me to the next and cant get a diagnoises.Recently had an MRI but they don't know, i knew it's inflammed. Enthesopathy inflammed as it attaches to the bone this is in both feetIve done almost everything MRI, Emg/Nerve test, ultrasounds and Xrays as well just shows inflammationI tested positive for HLA B27 so arthrittis is an option but don't have any inflammation or pain elsewhere, only in both heels Its Enthesopathy but why nobody can tell metried many anti inflammatorys none helped, wore walking boot for 5 weeks no helpstrectching, orthodics, special shoes, nite splints my pain is not arch pain just heel pain for being on my feet weight bearing Enthesopathydo have morning pain and wear night splints did cortizone last June maybe due again, did phyiscal therapy w dexamethazone as well no help rhemotoligist talked about maybe next DMARDs but he wanted to wait he gave me.Flexor patchNaproxen 1000mg a day No HelpMeloxicam 15mg aday No HelpCelebrax 400mg a day No HelpIdomethacin 150mg a day No Helpand also was on Etodolac 800mg aday no helptramadol 100mg aday no helpibufreon 3200mg aday No help6 day sterode - MethylprednisoloneLyricaWore Walking boot on one foot for 5 weeks no help which makes you think it's not from plantar fasicDid Shockwave Low Energy 3 treatments finish about 3 weeks ago No help YetIm stretching all day long and trying different stretches went recently to a chiro who said mabye coming form my back L5 region Lumber but I have No back pain or nerve type pain and EMG/nerve test didn't show anythingdid a bunch of blood tests but only thing positive was HLA B27 but I know doesn't really meen anything if I'm not experiencing any other arthrittis sysptoms I do have some disk degenerative in the L5 region and neck could this be connected to HLA B27 ?also been off work since Oct 2008 and been resting it since not on my feet much and still no helpthanks for any commitsMichaelYou could have a leg length discrepancy or your pelvic cage could be out of alignment. I'd go to a good osteopath and see what he/she has to say.
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  • Looks like my first reply did not go through...Sometimes chronic pain with no apparent cause on various tests is due to weight...If you weight way more than you should, maybe the best thing to do is try and lower your weight. Again, not trying to be mean, but I had the same case in my family.
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  • Hey Jessica Thanks for writingWell, I've had PF for about 5 years. it's the planter tendon not achilles (Enthesopathy -tendons inflammed as it attaches to the bone center of both heels) It's been over 6 months now since I had Topez and PRP Surgury, done together on both feet(bilateral) and still not any better. Doc says can take up to a year to see if helped.Been to many Podiatrists and many orthos, many chiros and a couple of rhomosHad MRI of SI Joints also..... this was to rule out Ankylosing Spondylitis So according to them it's not an Arthritis. who I'm I to say there wrongHad EMG/Nerve test awhile ago which were negative but still worry about it being in my back.I do have soreness in my lumber area, never has bothered me or gave me a problem but its sore when you touch that area. I'm not sure how long it's been there.... could be for years. Some leg pain but not often.everyone says it's not from back, if i dont have back pain. but latley I have mild lower back pain.Nothing helps the pain no meds at all.All lab results were good except HLa B27 and some inflammation but thats itnot sure if I"m Rh-Negative or PositiveMaybe everything Ive done has helped, but if I havn't found the cause it's NOT gonna get better. SO how do I find the cause?? not sure what i should do next thanks for your insightMichaelI have cronic pain in my feet. I can set down for a short time an stand up an it just kills my feet till I get moving. Then if I am on them too long they hurt even more. Have you found out what your problem was? Thanks Julie
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  • Heel pain is a common feet problem. You can find all useful information about heel pain treatment at http://healthandfitnessgroup.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/plantar-fasciitis-treatment-2 and I think this link can help you to find an effective heel pain solution.
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  • I wish I had a solution for your problem. But I would suggest you one thing: just google heel pain and gall bladder, or heel pain and liver, or heel pain or arthritis, or heel pain and spondylitis or any like this. You will get results that you would get the reasons for your pain. Hope the advice helps.
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  • Patients with heel pain typically may typically present with occasional calf cramps or soreness/tightness in the gastroc-soleus complex. Presentation may also include lateral column foot pain secondary to compensation via supination of the foot. In addition to typical presentations, some patients with heel pain may present with atypical presentations such as swelling of foot or the ankle or ecchymosis around the heel. Some may also experience numbness or tingling of the foot or severe burning on the plantar foot. Concomitant low back pain along with sciatica/radicular pain is an atypical presentation. Patients may also experience non-weightbearing pain or pain that wakes them up at night. If any of these atypical signs and symptoms appear but quickly resolve with the first treatment, they may be related to compensation factors. Keep an eye out for resurfacing symptoms. If these or any other non-traditional symptoms continue http://www.podiatrytoday.com/files/imagecache/thumbnails/photos/heelpain2.jpgand the heel pain does not resolve quickly, reconsider the differential diagnosis.
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  • I wish I had a solution for your problem. But I would suggest you one thing: just google heel pain and gall bladder, or heel pain and liver, or heel pain or arthritis, or heel pain and spondylitis or any like this. You will get results that you would get the reasons for your pain. Hope the advice helps.What about alternative remedies. I use fingers, hands and elbows only. I live in Phoenix, AZ. I challenge I can make you 50 perc more comfortable after first visit and will do it free. I shall pay even half expenses from my pocket if I dont give you good results. But I want you report to this forum honest feelings. Before you decide read the following testimonials and click watch the video clip....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_ZxmkifHeUSubject: Testimonials from three patients.......Date:Thu, 3 Apr 2008 13:29:49 -0700 (PDT)From:"garla arjuna" Subject:Re: Bioneuroenergetics & Aetheronics.....To:Kalidas_Raghavapudi@hotmail.comDear Mr. Kalidas, Thanks for the letter. 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  • Though it is very common, it’s feeling very uncomfortable while walking with heel pain. Know the cause and find solution for that. Take help from a podiatrist. Since the majority of heel pain is due to your foot structure, a deep understanding and proper treatment of foot is needed to be successful and lasting.
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