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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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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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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 did a toe touch last week and I landed on my right heel.the inside part of my heel hurts and I have to walk on my toes. No bruising or swelling.

I did a toe touch last week and I landed on my right heel.the inside part of my heel hurts and I have to walk on my toes. No bruising or swelling.

Plantar fascia: It sound like you may have injured your plantar fascia, which supports your arch and inserts on your "heel". Should improve quickly over the next 2-4 days. If it does not, I would not hesitate to be seen. ...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

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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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

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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I have pain at the bottom of my heel , in the middle, that feels like a bruise, when I squeeze the side of my heel it hurts. Is this plantar fascitis?

Calcaneal stress rxn: This could be plantar fasciitis but it is not so common to have pain on the sides of the heel bone (calcaneus). So i suspect this may be a stress reaction in the bone from overuse. Rest and a thick silicone heel cushion may help. ...Read more

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What else can cause heel pain other than plantar fasciitis. Back and bottom heel pain. Feels good in am. Worse as day goes on.?

What else can cause heel pain other than plantar fasciitis. Back and bottom heel pain. Feels good in am. Worse as day goes on.?

Nerves, tendons...: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, but there are others, too. An irritated or entraped nerve can cause pain as the day goes on, as can tendinitis: the three most common being achilles, peroneal, or posterior tibial tendinitis. You may also have a haglund's deformity: a bony bump that can irritate the achilles from the inside. ...Read more

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I feel a bruise in my right heel from basketball. It bothers me a little bit when walk and I was wondering if there's anything that can be done.

I feel a bruise in my right heel from basketball. It bothers me a little bit when walk and I was wondering if there's anything that can be done.

Inflammation: of the plantar fascia ( plantar fasciitis ) , basically the ligament running from heel to front of foot to support arch is likely. A calcium deposit causing a bony spur at the heel is also possible. See a doctor. An x-Ray might help. NSAIDs, physical therapy, cortisone injection, a shoe orthotic or night splints may help with symptoms as well as rest from sporting activities. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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