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Can Gout Cause Heel Pain
Yes, but..: Although pain from an irritated nerve root can radiate into the heel, one would not have heel pain as an only symptoms. Sciatic pain is usually felt in the buttock, hamstring, calf and heel. If you are experiencing heel pain as the only symptom, it is extremely unlikely that it is coming from an irritated or inflamed spinal nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...Read more
Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on: How much joint destruction there was. Usually, if the acute attack was treated soon enough, it should not lead to chronic pain. However, if the inflammation caused enough damage to, cartilage, bone or even nerve (depending on joint or area), it could cause chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Overuse of: Most definitely, especially if you have begun to compensate for the heel pain by not putting weight on the heel properly. The lifting of the heel to keep it of the ground is causing the calf to fatigue and start cramping. You need to consult a specialist about treating the fasciitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below : Yes. If the knee swells this can cause swelling to the back of the knee which can cause an out pocketing which can cause pain from stretching of the tissue. Altered gait (walking)because of the associated knee pain and progressive limited range of motion causing further shortening of the calf muscles causing stiffness. . There are other reasons . Go seek medical attention good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible...: Although, not the common spot for uric acid accumulation, gout in the back may be the source of your problem. More likely is that gout may cause pain in the feet and/or ankles which alter your gait and can cause your back to become painful. Get checked properly by your doctor. ...Read more
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