Why do I feel pain in my heels?
Q: I am 64 years old man weighing 70 kg and my height is 5.5 feet. I was advised morning walks since my blood sugar was 300+ mg/dl four months back. Now with drugs and walking, sugar level has fallen to 100 mg/dl (fasting). I had been walking about 4 km (or 45 mins) everyday. However, 8 days ago, I had tremendous pain in my heels. I could feel that one of the tendons in the bottom of the toe (ahead of heel) was swollen. I applied ointments and took tribhuvan kirtee for about 4 days and the pain subsided to a great extent. I suspended the walk for about 10 days and when I started walking again I am having pain again. I don’t have a flat foot but the bow may not be as much bent as in many other cases.
- I guess you have plantar fasciitis. Use gel foams under the heel pads in your shoe and see if the pain decreases on walking.
- If the above does not work and you still are having pain then yes you need to see a specialist.
- Normally plantar fasciitis is cured by a combination of anti-inflammatory medications, heel support and physical therapy.