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I have pain in my heel flat but not in heels not swollen bruised or red not hot or painful to hand touch....

I have pain in my heel flat but not in heels not swollen bruised or red not hot or painful to hand touch....

Heel spur syndrome: Sounds like heel spur syndrome. Either a spur, bursitis or plantar fasciitis. Wearing a high feel relieves tension on achilles tendon and plantar fascia which attach to heel bone, hence relieving pain. Also a higher heel shifts weight bearing to front of foot and away from bottom of heel. Supportive shoes, orthotics and stretching exercises are often helpful as well as ice and massage, . ...Read more

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Heel Pain (Definition)

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


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Bottom heel pain . Especially in am . No swelling bruising . Heat ice rest epsom salt , ib profen have not been successful . Pain for six months.

Bottom heel pain . Especially in am . No swelling bruising . Heat ice rest epsom salt , ib profen have not been successful . Pain for six months.

Have it evaluated: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as, infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Help! i just have sudden heel pain and bruising?

Help! i just have sudden heel pain and bruising?

? X ray: Did you do anything where you might have broken your heel bone? You might need an xray to find out. ...Read more

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Previously falls. Pain under and behind ankle. Severe outer edge heel pain. Has hurt for months. Cup heel /squeeze is painful. And painful standing.

Previously falls. Pain under and behind ankle. Severe outer edge heel pain. Has hurt for months. Cup heel /squeeze is painful. And painful standing.

Get checked: With some many symptoms you meet to be seen by specialist. Previous falls could mean chronic lateral ankle instability. ...Read more

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My hip feels bruised my knees hurt & my heels hurt when i stand in one place what's the problem?

My hip feels bruised my knees hurt & my heels hurt when i stand in one place what's the problem?

Check and see: If you have flatfeet, this is a common complaint amongst flatfeet foot types. ...Read more

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I getting bruises in my knees shld i be worried i started having having a lil pain in my knees n abt a wk ago bruises started appearing n the bruises getting bigger n the pain has increase n know even my heels hurt just to walk...I just had a c-sec does

If : If you just had a cesarean section, then i would advise a re-assessment by your OB doctor. It may be that you have swelling or tore some small blood vessels from the operative period, but since you just had surgery the safest thing to do would be to consult with your ob-gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Podiatrist wants to give me shots for painful heel spurs. Anti inflammatory didn't help. I've  heard shots  aren't effective for long. Is it worth it?

Consider orthotics: Injection can be very effective in the short term but often does not offer a permanent solution. In order to treat this long term you need to address the cause. This is often accomplished with rigid custom functional orthotics. ...Read more

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Podiatry / sports medicine - heel pain - feels like a strained or tight muscle i feel a tightness or pain in one heel. Not sure when it started but it has been bothering me for more than a month. I run regularly and participate in yoga and weight traini

Where is the pain: Where exactly is the pain? Is it in the back of the heel? Is it on the bottom of the heel? If at the back of heel you may be dealing with tendinits or bursitis of achilles tendon. May have a heel spur at the back of heel where achilles insertes into heel bone. If at the bottom of heel, that may be plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome- inflammation of the plantar fascia at insertion on heel. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more


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