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can anyone help me please

I am 16 and have really bad heel pain. I got some custom orthodics for my shoes but it still hurts during the day. Would wearing shoes inside the house help it heal or is that not the problem? Like as soon as i am not moving just standing still it hurts. Why is that?


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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery

  • Welcome to Spine Health.
    Is your heel pain your only symptom?
    You are young to be suffering like this.

    Have you seen a doctor about it?
    I am sorry, but none of us are able to advise you about what would help you. We are not medically trained. I think even a doctor would not want to do this without examining you and taking the history of this pain.

    I suggest that you go and see your doctor who will be much better at advising you what to do or possibly refer you on to the appropriate doctor to help you.

    Good luck and I hope that you find some help and relief for your pain.

  • So would a doctor be better to see or a chiropractor? I got my orthodics at the chiropractor.
  • AllMetalAAllMetal Posts: 1,189
    edited 07/25/2013 - 10:29 AM
    Start with a doctor, let the doctor know what's going on and also let him know you are considering seeing a chiropractor, but I'd still get the opinion of the medical doctor first.... just my opinion. It could be hill spurs.... or it could be something else, so it's best to start with the doctor.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • jellyhalljjellyhall Posts: 4,372
    edited 07/26/2013 - 12:48 AM
    I think I agree with AllMetal that you should see your doctor. Tell him that you are seeing a chiropractor and he has given you some orthotics but that you are still having pain.

    I suspect that there are several things that it could be and it needs a medically trained doctor on the case.
    I hope that you will have a correct diagnosis soon and that it will be quickly treated.
    Good luck :-)
  • linden-420llinden-420 Posts: 9
    edited 07/25/2013 - 5:48 PM
    Ya ive it it for a year now. Is that to long like did i do to much damage?
  • Hey have u guys heard of radial shockwave? Ive beem researching what could help. Did u ever hear if that worked or if its for heal pain.

  • We can't really comment on if you have waited too long because we don't know what the problem is.
    The best thing is to consult with a trained medical doctor and see what they say.

    I haven't heard of radial shockwave. My opinion is that before you can start to try treatments for your heel pain you need to know what is causing it.

    Good luck in getting a diagnosis. :-)
  • For heal pain would wearing shoes in my house help it heal because it would reduce the impact?
  • You really should ask your doctors those questions, since we can't know if wearing your orthotics would help you while at home. What did the doctor tell you about using them?
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    They actually use the machine that breaks up kidney stones. The problem with this is that it is still considered experimental for heel spurs and insurance will not cover the cost. Speak to your Dr about out of pocket cost. Most Drs will charge what insurance would of paid which I believe is 800.00. I used to work for a podiatrist and this has been a success for many people. I do know that many podiatrist were looking into buying the machine just for this reason. It has helped so many people but insurance will not allow the claim
  • Hi Linden. Just wondering if you have seen a doctor about your heel pain yet. I agree with the others in that nobody here can give you any advice about what is going on. If you have a primary care or family physician, make an appointment to be seen. You need to be examined.

    I have had heel pain before so I can relate to how painful it is. My doctor referred me to a foot doctor (podiatrist) and I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis (sp?). I was given special orthotics and was advised to always wear well-fitting shoes....not easy for me, as I love going barefoot and wearing flip flops. There are really alot of other things that your heel problem could be, but that is just my experience. It did finally get better.

    I hope you can get in to see a doctor soon and your pain eases up.

  • @jojo20. When you had heel pain did it hurt so bad when you were barefoot in your house?
  • Hey anyone know if walking on grass bare foot would help me strengthen my feet so they dont hurt barefoot in the house
  • Many of us have suggested that you need to discuss your questions with your doctors. We can not give you instructions on what to do with your orthotics or if walking on grass will help you with the heel pain. You need a proper diagnosis, and then a treatment plan and those things can only come after they physically examine you and then run any testing they feel needs to be done to determine the problem.
  • Does not having enough fat tissue on your heel cause pain?
  • I'm not getting the warm and fuzzies about you, Linden. It seems that you are stuck on asking the same or similar quesiton and yet not taking the advice youre getting.......
  • I just want to know what could help before i go to the doctor
  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    Nobody can give you anymore information Linden. It is only your doctor who can suggest the appropriate treatment once he has made a diagnosis

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • terror8396tterror8396 Posts: 1,831
    edited 08/09/2013 - 4:25 AM
    let's try this one more time from another person and perspective
    GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR AND DON'T KEEP ASKING THE SAME QUESTIONS.. i don't know why you do not understand the advice that people have given you.if you don't get it still, read the rules and they will tell you what we can or can not do.
    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • Again, you need to ask these questions of your doctor. We keep going around and around, telling you the same thing - you need to see your physician, and let them diagnose what is wrong with your heel before you can start worrying about treatment options.
    All of your questions are ones that none of us can answer. Please see your doctor.
  • I was tolded to tear out my insoles of my shoes. Then put in your orthodics. Then I was fine.
    The best Orthodics is the flat ones. He had given me also one with a slight heeel. It was the feeling you had even after pulling out the original insoles. Why he suggested it my Chiropracter was for the balance walking. You cannnot have two insoles on top of each other. It will throw you off and for sure hurt you. So check with your doctor what I said.
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