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Dr. Joseph Newman
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Heel Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

Heel injuries and disorders are conditions in which a person has problems with his heel, such as pain, swelling, fractures, or restricted movement. The treatment depends on the injury or disease.


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What sort of ankle injuries can happen when wearing high heels?

What sort of ankle injuries can happen when wearing high heels?

The reason heels: Are not so good if high (over 2 inches) is that this is not a stable position for your foot to be in. It also changes ones posture placing more pressure on the knees, it causes the achilles to contract and places udo strain on the bottom of the forefoot. (not to mention it usually squeezes the toes as well.). ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Newman
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Heel Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

Heel injuries and disorders are conditions in which a person has problems with his heel, such as pain, swelling, fractures, or restricted movement. The treatment depends on the injury or disease.


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Is heel pain a sign of some disease?

Is heel pain a sign of some disease?

Rarely: Heel pain is rarely linked to a systemic disease, but it can be. It is usually an isolated musculoskeletal problem that can be treated in an office setting successfully. Blood work may be necessary if associated with long term pain or the pain doesn't decrease with treatment to rule out certain diseases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a heel spur?

What are symptoms of a heel spur?

The most common: Symptom pattern is called post static dyskinesia--pain that is worst when you first stand up. This happens when you first get out of bed int he morning and can happen even when you've been sitting down even for a few miniutes. The plantar fascia stiffens from the inflammation [spurs themselves rarely are the cause of pain] and you feel it as it streches. ...Read more

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What do I do when there is no obvious cause to my heel pain? What ways can I check to diagnose my pain?

What do I do when there is no obvious cause to my heel pain? What ways can I check to diagnose my pain?

See a podiatrist: Who will find the obvious cause that is why they are foot specialists. A podiatrist can evaluate your foot, take your history, and if need be take an x-ray or ultrasound to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Causes of chronic enthesitis at heel without injury? Have had flares of SI pain for 7 yr, but also have high titre ANA. All other blood tests normal.

Suspect spondyloarthropathywithout further information it's hard to say: Without further information it is hard to say . You had enthesitis but what studies have been done about the sacroiliac pain. Also your physician will have to do a lot more evaluation of your positive AMA and decide what subsets if any are positive. As you can see we will need more clinical and imaging information as well as laboratory information including HLA B 27 ...Read more

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High heels. What's the most common injury to feet that heels cause?

High heels. What's the most common injury to feet that heels cause?

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. ...Read more

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What are the different ways to treat heel spurs?

What are the different ways to treat heel spurs?

First of all,: Most of the time, spurs are not what us painful. Rather it is plantar fasciitis. Treatment usually starts with a combination of orthotics, icing, stretching, night splints and oral or injectable medication. Surgery is infrequently done and shouldn't be a first line treatment. ...Read more

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How are heel spurs treated?

How are heel spurs treated?

Don't treat them: Heel spurs don't hurt. They are a byproduct of plantar fasciitis. If you reduce the inflammation of the fascia with support, antiinflammatories, stretching, icing, etc and continue to support with good shoes and possibly orthotics, there is little need to do anything to the spur. If all else fails, they can be removed, but it is the cutting of the attached plantar fascia that helps the pain. ...Read more

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Is lambswool a natural treatments for heel pain?

Let me explain: Using lambs wool as insert in the shoes may help reduce the stress on certian part of the foot( shock absorbent) whichlead to lesser pain in the heel. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more