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Pain in the heel for a week

Patient: I have moderate pain in my right heel for about 1 week now. what do i do about it. we are going on a vacation starting this saturday. help!

 

 

Doctor: Most likely you are experiencing a Plantar fasciitis. W??? t?? plantar fascia ligament becomes overused, overstretched, or inflamed, it causes plantar fasciitis. If ??? wear appropriate cushioned footwear accompanied with ???? stretching exercises f?r plantar fasciitis, also icing after walking you should be getting improvement of the pain progressively. Stretching t?? calf muscles ?? ?? ?m??rt??t ??rt t? reducing plantar fascia tension. Tension fr?m t???? muscles pulls back ?? t?? heel, causing tension ?? t?? plantar fascia.  A ?r??t way t? stretch t?? calf t?? first thing ?? t?? morning, before ??? take ???r first steps, ?? t? hook a towel ?? t?? ball ?f ???r foot ??? w???? keeping t?? knee straight pull back ?? t?? towel.  Hold t?? stretch f?r a minimum ?f 30 seconds ??? repeat a few times.  Another way t? stretch t?? calf ?? t? ??t t?? ball ?f ???r foot ?t t?? edge ?f a stair step ??? allow ???r heel t? sink down.  Hold t?? stretch f?r 30 seconds w?t? ???r knee straight ??? 30 seconds w?t? ???r knee slightly b??t. You can also try anti inflammatory medication (“Motrin”) to relieve the pain and icing the affected arch for 10-20 minutes/day.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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