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Pain in the heel

My mother is having pain in and around the heel .she is not able to walk properly .is there any medication for curing the pain.
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Dr. Priyanka Bhati
16 yrs. of exp | Faridabad | Physiotherapist

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Dear friend First of all get some physiotherapy sessions for pain relief as well as use silicon heel pads available in tynor for this particular problem.
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Dr. R Murali
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Greetings, sorry about your concern. Having ice application for 10 minutes to calf and sole twice per day. If  pain subsides to 40 % then the problem is calf muscles tightness. Just stretching and massage calf and sole will improve symptoms.   If the above mentioned suggested doesn't work, let me know, will assist further. Alternatively you can get a physio consultation if you desire. Wishing a quick recovery.
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani (PT)
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Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the knee against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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Dr. S Devarajan (PT)
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Your mother seems to be having Plantar fascitis. It's the inflammation of the Plantar fascia in the sole of the foot. This could be due to flat foot or pronated heel or merely tightness of the calf muscles and plantar fascia. This can be assessed by a Physiotherapist or an Orthopaedic and be easily remediated.
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Dr. Gireesh Kant Snehi (PT)
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Consult nearest ortho physio or ortho for primary examination.
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Dr. Krishi Kumar Vadla
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Please consult a near by physiotherapist or orthopedist and get her examined thoroughly, because there are so many reasons why we have heel pain.thank-you
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Dr. Anuradha Sharma
9 yrs. of exp | Noida | Clinical Physiotherapist
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Avoid medicine. Physiotherapy treatment Calf stretching exercises. Avoid long standing. Keep equal balance on both legs.use heel sole.
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Dr. Pinky Parekh
19 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Physiotherapist
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Hi Heel and foot pain is very common and cud be plantar fascitis. Tell your  mom to do calf stretches with a towel..look up youtube for the same.. Do 4 stretches of 30 second holds every hour and apply ice or cold packs thrice daily for 15 mins each. If pain persists seek Physiotherapy treatment Ultrasound ..manual therapy and specific foot n ankle strengthening. Gud luck.
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Dr. Mallesham Madur (PT)
10 yrs. of exp | Mumbai | Neuro Physiotherapist
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A proper history, present age and weight along with aggravating factors needs to be taken into account before starting any treatment.
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Dr. Anantha Lakshmi
4 yrs. of exp | Hyderabad | Cardiovascular And Pulmonary Physiotherapist
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It may be plantar fascitis.  Common in many women as well men..  No need to worry. Put feet in hot water for 10 mins and 5 mins in cold water alternatively 3 times daily. Use MCR sole sandals or hawai - inside the house and outside the house. Don't walk with a bear foot. Consult a physiotherapist - ultrasound therapy can be done. Do not use medicines for this pain.
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