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    does anyone else have this pain?
    scoobyboy44 posted:
    The pain is in the back part of the heel of my feet.It is very painful when I walk or stand for a period of time.When I look at the heels of my feet I can not see any bruising or discoloring.I hope somone can help me with this.
    An_223824 responded:
    Sounds like a podiatrist would be a good specialist to see for evaluation and treatment.
    _swank_ responded:
    Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs) can cause these symptoms. As the other poster said, podiatrists can figure this out pretty quickly.
    Finn2 responded:
    I had plantar fasciitis in both heels, 5 yrs apart. Same kind of pain and really bad when you first get out of bed right? Can barely walk? I went to a foot doctor and had a plantar fasciotimy (sp?) on each one. They just make a teensy slit in the bottom of your foot and cut the plantar tendon that runs from your heel up toward your toes. You have to keep off your foot for awhile, and put it up when you sit down, you can walk and stand but only briefly for a week or so and not be on your feet a lot for several weeks. BUT it worked like a charm. No heel pain afterwards at all in either foot. You have to do what the doc says about staying off your feet or it may not work as well. He may want to try some other things before he goes for surgery, shocks, shots, exercises, mine did that with the first foot, but nothing worked. So he did the surgery. When the second foot got the same thing 5 yrs later, I asked him to forgo the the other things and just do the surgery and he did. No heel pain afterwards. I highly recommend it.
    Finn2 replied to Finn2's response:
    I want to add that I didnt do anything about the first foot for such a long time, I walked on the ball of that foot for almost a year since I couldnt stand to use my heel. I worked for a vet and looked after the animals and was on my feet on cement all day, walking on my toes. People said "oh you have a heel spur" which is what it is, only the proper name plantar faciiitis. They used to take off the spur, the surgery was more extensive and the recuperation was much harder and longer but they dont do that anymore, just cut the tendon.

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