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A 27-year-old male asked:

My rt hamstring is very tight, when my leg is straight and there is dorsiflexion of rt foot, i get an intense sharp pain on the outside of my heal (right foot, back of heal at 6 o'clock, pain at 4/5)?

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Leg/foot pain: Tight hamstring in that position not too concerning. Probably just a tight "hammy" or mild strain. The heel pain sounds like Achilles tendonitis. Best to have these checked out.
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Dr. John Barbuto
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Could be...: Lesion could be lumbar or posterior knee (true sciatic possible, unlikely). Lumbar more probable with tight hamstring. EMG/NCV studies would be helpful. See neurologist.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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