Heel pain. Any ideas what this is?
I'm usually over on the back board, but I have a foot problem and thought I'd ask if any of you have any idea what's going on.
I recently joined a gym, 10 months post op for a spinal fusion, so I'm being very careful what I do there. I started off walking slowly on the treadmill and worked my way up to the Elliptical machine. The day after I used the Elliptical, I had a kind of sharp, stinging, burning pain in the "corner" of one heel, if that makes sense. I didn't use the Elliptical again, have just been using the treadmill, but it hasn't gotten any better in several weeks now. It doesn't hurt constantly and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to when it hurts. I've taken a break from walking for about 4 days in a row several times to give it some healing time, but I don't want to just stop altogether. I'm no athlete, just trying to recover from all these back issues, so I don't want to quit the gym.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Any idea what it is? Any suggestions what to do for it?
I'd appreciate any input.
Thanks so much,