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Sudden pain in heel

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Yesterday when I was getting off of the treadmill I noticed pain in my right foot. There was no gradual pain, it was just there all of a sudden. It is not severe in that I can still walk on it although with a limp and it is sore. The pain is in my heel - toward the front of my heel. If I squeeze my heel toward the front it is painful, not painful toward the back of the heel. I can raise up on my toes and it hurts when my foot is closer to the floor but not when I get way up on my toes. It did hurt when I got out of bed this morning but no more so than it has the rest of the day - it hurts whenever I walk on it. I have had a stress fracture in my heel bone around 7 years ago and it reminds me of that. I run (slowly) on the treadmill 6 days a week - 45 minutes each 3 days and 20 minutes each 3 days. How long should I give something like this to get better on it's own before seeing a doctor. Also, what type of doctor would be best to start, a general practice physician or a specialist? Thank you so much.

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