Downward facing dog heel pain
Anyone ever get heel pain on the outside of the heel from doing downward facing dog or any similar type possition with legs straight and foot bent up toward head? I went to the foot dr after 3 weeks of pain and he gave me Voltaris (sp) to rub on my foot to see if that reduces the inflimation (1 week so far and no pain relief) and he thinks i might have tweaked a nerve. 1 runs down your whole body to your foot in that general area.
Just wondering if anyone else had this kind of pain and how they were able to make it go away?
His next step is to pop a needle with steroids into my foot which I would prefer not to do but if the pain doesn't go away not sure what other options there are. He did mention that my achiles is very tight for someone my age (only 35).
Heal pain with downward dog yoga
[QUOTE=MissChris;551933]hi there. I have exactly the same thing! I started doing yoga intensely about 3 months ago. It started as a tingling feeling in the back of my heel everytime i did downward dog and then developed into what is now a burning sensation. I've had to stop doing yoga as it just hurts too much to do downward dog now. The pain isn't there unless I keep my leg straight and pull my toes back... if mg leg is bent and i pull my toes back (with no calf stretch) it feels fine. I'm wondering if you ever resolved this problem? I'm not sure whether it's a podiatrist or physio i should be seeing for this?[/QUOTE]
I have just had the same thing happen! It was in yoga 3 weeks ago. You describe everything exactly like I have.i started yoga 4 months ago and then BAM it just happened. Acute tingling and burning during position. I walk fine.i swim fine except for the push off the wall on turning. Same as you. No pain unless my leg is straight and pull toes back. Am seeing an ART massage therapist.after 3 sessions he believes it is the Peroneus tendon. I'm resting it, icing,anti inflam amd fascia release.