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A 62-year-old female asked:

mild sprained on outside right ankle 5 days ago. much better but woke up with extreme pain in my arch. what could it be.

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Abnormal gait: If it was quite painful that made u hobble about and caused u 2 limp u may have caused some abnormal stress on the foot and now r feeling it, or u may have injured ur mid foot also . Best 2 use crutches 4 a while & rest the extremity, and ice, elevate and b sure to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon 4 ur care. .
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated: Heel pain could be due to different reasons, of which may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. If symptoms persist get it evaluated.

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Last updated Mar 18, 2014

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