painful bump on the bottom of heel

I have had a bump on the bottom of my left heel for about three months now. It is very painful in the morning when I wake up and hurts if I put my foot flat on the something such as a tile surface. It feels better when I wear shoes. I was told by my mother-in-law that it could be a planters wart and that I can only have it removed surgically. I am planning on going on a school hiking trip with my daughters school in two weeks from now and I don't have health insurance at the moment. I have also heard of something called a Planter Fasciitis and want to know the difference between this condition and the Planters Wart. Is there anything I can do on my own so that I can attend this trip with my daughter. I would be so appreciative if you could advise me on this.

Thank you!

Posted By Michelle Corkrean on September 13, 2004 at 15:35:26:

The Shin Splint Compression Wrap applies gentle pressure on soft tissue next to the tibia (shin bone), helping prevent additional tearing of the soft tissue away from the tibia. Compression not only reduces additional damage, it alleviates pain and enhances the healing process.

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