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Dr. Vicki Levine
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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. Jack Hinkle
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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


Dr. Payam Rafat
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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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Dr. Mary Engrav
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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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Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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Woke up with heel pain inner/outer heel area both feet, it's worst in the morning and when I stand up, and is very tender to touch. Cause/treatment?

Woke up with heel pain inner/outer heel area both feet, it's worst in the morning and when I stand up, and is very tender to touch. Cause/treatment?

Plantar fasciitis: There are several things you can do on your own. But, if they don't work, you will need to go to the podiatrist for help. Stretch your calf muscle, ice your heel and arch, take an NSAID if you don't have an allergy/intolerance, wear a very good supportive shoe with a good quality otc arch support, avoid barefoot or flat shoes. ...Read more

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Dr. Kelvin Barry
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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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Dr. Daniel Farber
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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?

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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Dr. Libby Putnam
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I have pain in the heel of my foot. It feels like its bruised and I am walking on stones. What should I do?

I have pain in the heel of my foot. It feels like its bruised and I am walking on stones. What should I do?

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See a podiatrist to rule out tendinitis or nerve entrapment (less likely). ...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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