Reoccurring Heel pain

I am having reoccuring heel pain that has lasted several months now. It began shortly after starting to play tennis on a regular basis. I wear comfortable, good supportive shoes. I did not however stretch very much prior to playing. I walk alot throughout the day. I have treated the discomfort with ultrasound which seemed to aggravate it. Cold pack helped when it was really sore but only minimally. When working outdoors on irregular surfaces it seems to hurt more than when walking on level surfaces at work. When I sit for a period of time it hurts just to stand on the heel and when I get up at night it is also very painful to place full weight on the heel. It is strictly unilateral pain, painful to deep palpation on the medial aspect of the calcaneous. Can you give me some idea as to how I should proceed. My guess is perhaps a stress fracture of the calcaneous although there was no injury or trauma. Can you help.

Posted By Ralph on September 16, 2003 at 16:27:49:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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