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    Pain on heel.
    An_257385 posted:
    I have been a person that has always been involved with physical activities. I am a 41 year old male and 2 weeks ago after running and lifting weights I got this pain on my left heel to the point that I couldn't apply any pressure on my left foot. I have been running for quite some time and had never experience this before. And now I am beginning to feel it on my other foot, the same symptoms. What causes this to happen.
    atti_editor responded:

    While we cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis here, the most common cause of heel pain is plantar faciitis , which is what you could be experiencing. The link above will give you more information, but it is caused by the straining of the ligament that supports your arch. It is common in middle-aged people and those who are on their feet a lot. The running you are doing could be the cause. The link above has some at-home treatment methods you might try, but if the pain worsens or you think your pain may be caused by a stress fracture or some damage to your bone, it would be a good idea to have your heel looked at by a doctor. Please let us know how you are doing!

    Best wishes,

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