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heel pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 27, 2006
  • 04:49 AM

Anybody please help I've been dealing with bilateral heel pain for 14 years now. Whenever I stand I get a burning pain in both heels. I've had cortizone injections, physical therapy, about eight different pair of orthotics made, emg tests, x-rays, MRI both lying and standing, surgeries plantar fascitiis release, plantar nerve entrapment, shockwave treatment and tarsal tunnel syndrome needless to say nothing has fixed the problem yet and doctors have yet to make the correct diagnosis I believe. They haven't been able to shoe me anything that tells me what the problem is. Most docotrs have diagnosed me with plantar fascitiis. But everything I've read and been told about that is the first couple of steps are painful then it subsides, orthotics usually correct the problem and very unusual to have it in both feet at the same time. My pain gets worse the longer I'm on my feet. The only thing that has worked for me and I stumbled onto this myself is Hysan Hua Tuo Medicated Plasters (chinese herbal patches) which have menthol and some other herbs in them. Anybody else out there dealing with or dealt with this same type of problem. I'm soon going to be a single father and I'll have my hands full raising my son with normal health and will be that much more diificult with this pain I want to be able to toss the ball with him and be a part of my sons life growing up. PLEASE HELP SOMEBODY.

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  • I thought that ur heel pain may be because of ur over weight and might because of ur slippers, so please think about my concern
    sudhaanand 1 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 10:00 AM
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  • Anybody please help I've been dealing with bilateral heel pain for 14 years now. Whenever I stand I get a burning pain in both heels. I've had cortizone injections, physical therapy, about eight different pair of orthotics made, emg tests, x-rays, MRI both lying and standing, surgeries plantar fascitiis release, plantar nerve entrapment, shockwave treatment and tarsal tunnel syndrome needless to say nothing has fixed the problem yet and doctors have yet to make the correct diagnosis I believe. They haven't been able to shoe me anything that tells me what the problem is. Most docotrs have diagnosed me with plantar fascitiis. But everything I've read and been told about that is the first couple of steps are painful then it subsides, orthotics usually correct the problem and very unusual to have it in both feet at the same time. My pain gets worse the longer I'm on my feet. The only thing that has worked for me and I stumbled onto this myself is Hysan Hua Tuo Medicated Plasters (chinese herbal patches) which have menthol and some other herbs in them. Anybody else out there dealing with or dealt with this same type of problem. I'm soon going to be a single father and I'll have my hands full raising my son with normal health and will be that much more diificult with this pain I want to be able to toss the ball with him and be a part of my sons life growing up. PLEASE HELP SOMEBODY.My friend, 46 female, is struggling with the same challenge. Hope you are well. Will pass on anything that helps.
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  • I have been having the same problem with my right heel for almost four years. I get the injection and the pain goes away for a couple months. IT then comes back just as painful as ever, and it is heck trying to walk, makes my whole foot and leg up to my hip hurt. I was told I needed sugery. I take care of my 85 yr old mother who has alzheirmers disease and there is no one to watch her while I have the surgery. I was told to buy a very expensive pair of NewBalance shoes, which I can't afford. I did buy a 40$ pair of insoles for my shoes, which I can't use, because none of my insoles in my shoes come out. I don't know what to do. Has anyone had this surgery? I was told I would have to stay off my feet for six weeks.
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  • Anybody please help I've been dealing with bilateral heel pain for 14 years now. Whenever I stand I get a burning pain in both heels. I've had cortizone injections, physical therapy, about eight different pair of orthotics made, emg tests, x-rays, MRI both lying and standing, surgeries plantar fascitiis release, plantar nerve entrapment, shockwave treatment and tarsal tunnel syndrome needless to say nothing has fixed the problem yet and doctors have yet to make the correct diagnosis I believe. They haven't been able to shoe me anything that tells me what the problem is. Most docotrs have diagnosed me with plantar fascitiis. But everything I've read and been told about that is the first couple of steps are painful then it subsides, orthotics usually correct the problem and very unusual to have it in both feet at the same time. My pain gets worse the longer I'm on my feet. The only thing that has worked for me and I stumbled onto this myself is Hysan Hua Tuo Medicated Plasters (chinese herbal patches) which have menthol and some other herbs in them. Anybody else out there dealing with or dealt with this same type of problem. I'm soon going to be a single father and I'll have my hands full raising my son with normal health and will be that much more diificult with this pain I want to be able to toss the ball with him and be a part of my sons life growing up. PLEASE HELP SOMEBODY.This condition is not as rare as you might think.Firstly, cortisone injections are symptom modulation, not curative. They might make the pain go away for a time, but will cause more trouble in the long run. Some of the other treatments you have listed are also not likely to solve the real problem.It's quite common, in my experience, for this type of pain to be related to a back problem where the pain actually manifests itself in the heal.My suggestion, as a 15 year pain sufferer who used to rely on cortisone, is to locate a clinic near you that performs Low Intensity Laser Therapy. Have them assess the situation and see if you're a candidate for therapy.Please, don't reply too long on treatments that kill the pain but harm the body. You'll only suffer more in the long term.Ryan
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  • Hi there, So if they diagnosed you as having PF, do you have more pain when you wake up first in the morning?I have bilateral heel pain, it doesnt hurt more in the morning, it just hurts when I stand (better when resting) and the longer I stand the more painful it becomes. They think it is PF too, but I am not sure. I tried everything you tried except the surgery and I am running out of treatment options too. Thought its arthritis but apparently wasn't tested positive.Have you had any progress recently?JC
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    • November 18, 2013
    • 02:34 AM
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