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I have been a podiatrist for 34 years now and I am excited about sharing what I have learned on this blog. I love to exercise, especially basketball and hiking. I love to travel. I am very happily married to Patty, and have 2 wonderful sons Steve and Chris, a great daughter in law Clare, my new grandson Henry, and a grand dog Felix.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Plantar Fascial Stretches For Central Heel Pain??

Will these stretches assist with pain that i'm finding in the center of the heel? I know that Plantar Fasciitis is typically at the base of the heel, closest to the arch, however I can press the center of my heel pad and feel pain. Thanks

Dr Blake's comment: 
Thanks for the comment. Typically, the stretches help some, but ice massage on a frozen sports bottle for 5 minutes 3 times a day works the best. The center of the heel pain is typically bursitis pain, more than fasciitis pain. Hope this helps you. Rich

For Heel Bursitis, massage under the heel itself, in that 2 inch wide area, for 5 minutes  three times per day.

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Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.