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Heel pain, recommendations to get it checked out?

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  1. #1

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    Heel pain, recommendations to get it checked out?

    Hi everyone, I've been having heel pain towards the front of the heel on and off for about a week and a half now - I suspect that it's plantar fasciitis. Would like to get it checked out by a doctor or a physio (open to other options too). Looking for recommendations.

    As covid is wearing off in the city I have been exercising and moving around a lot lately, and the sudden increase in activity after a long period of staying relatively sedentary might be the cause of it. I've never experienced something like this before so it's a little concerning to me. Having sustained injuries playing competitive sports when I was younger, it makes me more inclined to seek a professional opinion on this. Currently in my mid-20s.

    Last edited by zerg8; 25-05-2020 at 02:38 AM. Reason: clarity

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    Having a medical professional look it over is the obvious answer, but in the meantime there are a few things you can do.

    1. Check the fit of your shoes. Are they too narrow? Is there rub? Is the arch too high or low? Perhaps the drop is too great or too small (Drop is the difference in height from the toe to the heel. The smaller the drop, the more your Achilles is stretched and than can irritate the heel where it attaches).

    2. Fill a water bottle with water about 75% full and freeze it. Roll your foot/heel on it to help with inflammation.

    3. Back off on the activity until the heel stops barking. Only resume exercise/activity when the pain is gone and start back slow.


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    @huja thanks for the home remedies! I just want to seek a professional opinion early-on just so it doesn't become a chronic issue. still looking for recommendations, preferably on the hong kong island side.


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    If you have a good insurance and live or work on the island, I would recommend Asia Medical Specialists.

    https://www.asiamedicalspecialists.hk/en/

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    Just stop the exercise and do nothing for a week. It could just be your body giving you warning signs. If the pain goes away restart the exercise slowly and if not then seek medical advice. But whatever you do, you need to stop the exercise before it becomes acute.

    I just started running and the same thing, pain in my foot. Stopped for a week and it slowly went away. Once it was gone I restarted running and so far there has been no pain.