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high heels. what's the most common injury to feet that heels cause?

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Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Podiatry 27 years experience
Metatarsalgia: Elevation of the heel shortens the achilles, places the ankle in its least stable position, and increases pressures on the ball of the foot, toes and metatarsals.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Why should one elevate feet after an injury?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
To reduce: Or eliminate swelling. Allowing feet to remain dependent allows for gravity to pull blood in the feet.
A female asked:

There is a lump on the top of my foot, about the size of half a ping pong ball. No injury, not bruised should I go to my doctor?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
One : One of the things i'd want to know is how long you've had this, does it seem to appear larger one day and smaller another day? If so, you might have a ganglion cyst, which is a cyst filled with thick joint fluid that usually grows from a tendon. Since the top of your foot (and top of the hand) have so many tendons, these are the two most common places for ganglions to appear. They are not dangerous, and never turn malignant. Sometimes they are painful if they're pressing on a nerve, but most times they are painless. An ultrasound would be able to show the presence of fluid in this lump. If there is fluid present, it is 99.9% ganglion, since true tumors do not contain fluid. The conservative treatment for a ganglion is to aspirate it (draw out the fluid) and inject some steroid solution into the area to prevent it from recurring (there is a recurrence rate to these things). The alternative treatment for stubborn, recurrent ganglions is to surgically remove it. This is usually a pretty simple surgery, since they're not all that deep, but there are some important nerves in that area that need to be watched for during the surgery. Hope this helps! good luck.
A 53-year-old female asked:

Work related injury (herniated) l4/l5. Feet problems now. Related?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: Herniation of the l4-5 disc may impinge or "pinch" the exiting nerve roots of l5, the traversing nerve roots of s1 & occasionally the L4 nerve root if it is a far lateral disc herniation. These nerves travel from the spine to the lower leg, feet & as far as the toes. This explains why an l4-5 disc herniation may be accompanied by symptoms such pain, numbness, & pins & needles sensation in the feet.
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A member asked about a 11-year-old male:

Bump on foot due to injury?

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Bump on foot: Any bump/lump after an injury should be evaluated by a physician with xrays and especially in a child. Seek the help of a podiatrist . Good luck.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Why is my foot still red when i put it down 4 months after injury?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ross
Podiatry 42 years experience
Still red: After a fracture or injury, the circulation to the foot or injured area can be compromised, usually with venous return. This can create color changes. It takes some time for this to resolve. Massage, contrast baths, physical therapy can accelerate the improvement in the color changes.

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