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Tagohills 03-13-2009 03:46 AM

Heel pain keeping me awake
Hi - Sorry if this has been previously covered - but this is really starting to bother me! I'm experiencing really nasty pain deep into my heel when lying down - which is really annoying, as I'd expect it when standing on it! It's keeping me awake for hours @ night.
This is my left foot (I'm naturally right-handed) & sometimes I notice a pain on the lower outside of my knee, which could be a tendon - don't know if that's related... I'm thinking heel spur - but then surely I should be suffering when standing or walking, too?? Any advice?

Thanks in advance... Maybe there's a means of support, a pillow under it that might help??

AnnD 03-13-2009 04:38 AM

Re: Heel pain keeping me awake
Perhaps it is Planters Fascititis on the heel. I need to use ice cubes to relieve the heel pain...I just rest my heel on the bed on a baggie of ice cubes that I wrap in light weight towel. Not sure about the knee...take some tylenol or Ibuprofen for pain and/or prop it up with and extra pillow you might have or a rolled up blanket or something like that.

Socrriss18 03-14-2009 12:01 AM

Re: Heel pain keeping me awake
Also thinking maybe plantar fasciitis. I suffer from it and it can be a pain. Often times, after being on my feet for a long day, once i lay down and put my feet up, the heel starts to throb. Sometimes its been so bad that I dont even want a blanket touching it. The reason it may not bother you while your walking is that then is when the plantar fascia is stretched out and lose. A lot of people notice the first few steps when getting out of bed or after resting are often painful. I'd research it and see what you think.

Tagohills 03-15-2009 03:25 PM

Re: Heel pain keeping me awake
Thank You Everyone for Responding - Very kind:

I suspect you are all right. I've so many aches & pains these days, that I'd forgotten that some days getting out of bed & those first few steps can be agonizing, but once mobile, I'm rarely bothered for the rest of the day or think about it, until the pain at night (but not [I]every[/I] night, which is strange!) Other things trouble me more during the day - a very pesky shoulder injury which never improves... but that's another post!

So any reliable remedies for preventing the intermittent night pain - not sure why some nights it's bad & others it isn't - should keep a foot diary I suppose!? But I'll do the research now...
Cheers, Tagohills :)

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