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Heel pain but does not match planters fasciitis symptoms. Not in arch but heel. Worse after extended activity. Fine in morning. Possibilities?

Heel pain but does not match planters fasciitis symptoms. Not in arch but heel. Worse after extended activity. Fine in morning. Possibilities?

Several: You have to see a physician or podiatrist for evaluation status of your systemic diseases like diabetes to peripheral vascular system . Speak to your family doctor first. ...Read more

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Hello, I wore some high heel shoes this weekend that I probably shouldn't have worn for a prolonged time. Now my leg and foot feels warm. Why?

Hello, I wore some high heel shoes this weekend that I probably shouldn't have worn for a prolonged time. Now my leg and foot feels warm. Why?

Muscle: It appears that there was enough stress on your lower leg and foot to cause strain/mild inflammation of the musculature giving you a sensation of warmth although I would also expect some achiness as well. I assume there is no true heat. If there is no discoloration or swelling of these areas, I expect this type of reaction will subside in a day or two. See your MD if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more

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Is it common to have swollen toes after wearing heels for extended period of time?

Is it common to have swollen toes after wearing heels for extended period of time?

Yes: If you are on your feet and walking in heeels for exteneded periods of time it woud not be unusual to have some swelling in your toes and feet. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a tight heel cord and two spurs on my left ankle. I am going to get surgery. what are they going to do?

What to do if I have a tight heel cord and two spurs on my left ankle. I am going to get surgery. what are they going to do?

Surgery: These are questions that you should be asking your surgeon. As docs and surgeons on this site we have no idea where your spurs are nor their size , the tightness you are dealing with nor it's cause , nor the anticipated procedure. Feel free to speak to your surgeon and ask all these questions - he/she is the only one that can answer them . ...Read more

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My 4y.O has freq neck pain-noticed most on days she has pt where they work on heel-cord tightness. Her MRI ruled out tethered cord. Could it be wrong?

My 4y.O has freq neck pain-noticed most on days she has pt where they work on heel-cord tightness. Her MRI ruled out tethered cord. Could it be wrong?

Very unlikely: But have the doctors assessed her upper spine. Most of these kids have a natural level of inflexibility which hurts when overuse of the muscles occurs, such as during therapy. A rare condition such as a vertebral anomaly or a chiari malformation may cause such symptoms.Unfortunately, space limitations prevents an explanation, but ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My daughter has to go see a bone specialist because her dr said that she has a tight heel cord in both feet, how do they check.

My daughter has to go see a bone specialist because her dr said that she has a tight heel cord in both feet, how do they check.

Range of Motion.: The usual way is by checking the range of motion of the foot has at the ankle. The top of the foot should be able to move a certain amount of degrees toward the shin bone. It will be checked while the knee is straight and again when the knee is flexed. One possible reason for not enough motion is a tight heel cord. X-rays may or may not be taken. This is a simple hands on test. ...Read more

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