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Why is the back of my heel swollen and painful?

Why is the back of my heel swollen and painful?

Heel spur: It may be caused by retrocalcaneal heel spur or Achilles tendinitis/bursitis. Please see a podiatrist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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What to do if I injured my heel and its swollen?

What to do if I injured my heel and its swollen?

Depends...: What happened? How long has it been? Past treatments? What makes it hurt more?.... Hard to answer this without more information. Ice, rest and NSAIDS. If no better in 1-2 weeks, have it checked by a Podiatrist. ...Read more

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URGENT PLEASE-----------------I jumped of a ladder and landed hard on the bottom of my heel and it's swollen. What can I do for the pain and swelling?

Xray: Elevation ice and compression for the immediate treatment, but you really need to seek help and get an X-ray as that is a very common way to break your heel bone ...Read more

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I jumped off a ledge and jammed my heel. It is swollen and throbs. Did I break it or sprain it? (I know how it feels tobreak a bone.)

I jumped off a ledge and jammed my heel. It is swollen and throbs. Did I break it or sprain it? (I know how it feels tobreak a bone.)

Need an x-ray: Jumping and landing on your heel is a common way to fracture the calcaneus. An x-ray initially is a must evaluate you for a fracture. A missed fracture, particularly of the calcaneus, can have very negative implications. For now, rest, ice, compression (ace-wrap) and elevation while limiting your weight-bearing, but get in to see a doctor soon! ...Read more

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I have an area above my right heel that is swollen and very painful. It hurts to walk. It seems to be getting worse, it feels like it's the tendon?

I have an area above my right heel that is swollen and very painful.  It hurts to walk.  It seems to be getting worse, it feels like it's the tendon?

Achilles tondonosis: This is a chronic degenerative process of the tendon as it tries to heal from micro injuries but mostly lays down scar tissue. Ice, stretching, heel cup and massage are simple treatments. ...Read more

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I have a blister on my heel. The skin has rubbed away and the whole area of my heel is now red, swollen and hot. I cannot put much weight on it either and limp when I walk.

I have a blister on my heel. The skin has rubbed away and the whole area of my heel is now red, swollen and hot. I cannot put much weight on it either and limp when I walk.

Be seen: From your description, it sounds like you now have infection. See your doctor for assessment. It sounds like you need antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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My heels are blue and purple, swollen and very painful; my Achilles are painful ad wrl wondering what it could be?

My heels are blue and purple, swollen and very painful; my Achilles are painful ad wrl wondering what it could be?

There are potentially: many different problems that could present this way. Vascular, orthopedic or autoimmune. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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I got high ankle sprain, 4 weeks ago. Booted. My heel looks crooked big bump, swollen and brusing on opposite of ankle. More painfull. Stepping hurts.

I got high ankle sprain, 4 weeks ago. Booted. My heel looks crooked big bump, swollen and brusing on opposite of ankle. More painfull. Stepping hurts.

More than a sprain: Who diagnosed the high ankle sprain? A bump on the heel not usually associated with high ankle sprain. Pain and deformity in the back of the ankle suggests an achilles injury or even heel bone fracture. A true high ankle sprain should always be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon because sometimes they need surgery if the ligaments between the tibia and fibula are completely torn. ...Read more

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What to do if I hurt is swollen and it's allot smaller than the other heel?

What to do if I hurt is swollen and it's allot smaller than the other heel?

How can your heel: Be swollen which would imply bigger but smaller than your other one? Can you please rephrase your question..... ...Read more

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My both heels are eaching since a week. A bit reddish and swollen?

My both heels are eaching since a week. A bit reddish and swollen?

Heels: Please start with a visit to your primary doctor to see what might be wrong with your heels. Your doctor will order imaging studies for your heels and decide what treatment is needed.
Depending on the imaging studies your doctor will take care of you or refer you to a specialist.

Hope all goes well — please let me know what happens. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen ankle for 4 weeks and the pain has moved from the inside of the ankle to the heel and outside of the ankle. What should I do?

I have had a swollen ankle for 4 weeks and the pain has moved from the inside of the ankle to the heel and outside of the ankle. What should I do?

Ankle edema: If your ankle is swollen for four weeks, you should be seen by a podiatrist who will exam you, take x-rays, order blood tests and evaluate your condition. The pain moving from the inside of an ankle to the heel then up the leg sounds like a possible nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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I have swollen heel on both feet. What is a probable cause?

I have swollen heel on both feet. What is a probable cause?

Find the cause 1st: There may be many treatments for swollen feet. However, the more important question is why they are swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles.

www.aofas.org. ...Read more

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Inflammation near the heel. Swollen and red. Is it gout?

Inflammation near the heel. Swollen and red. Is it gout?

Some doubt of gout.: Although gout is certainly one of the possibilities that could cause your swollen, red heel, it wouldn't be my first guess. A focused history and physical exam along with a blood test and x-ray would certainly narrow the possibilities. To remove all doubt, help yourself to the expertise of a specialist. ...Read more

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Both of my heels hurt and my left ankle is swollen and hurts also?

Both of my heels hurt and my left ankle is swollen and hurts also?

Which came first?: Hello, it's important to identify which heel began hurting. True bilateral heel pain is rare. Usually on heel starts hurting and one may subconsciously compensate placing extra stress on the other heel. Please consult a specialist to get to the source of the problem, further advanced imaging maybe warranted. ...Read more

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After wearing heels, the tip and side of my big toe is swollen& when touched feels stiff. No pain but has been this way for days. What is wrong?

After wearing heels, the tip and side of my big toe is swollen& when touched feels stiff. No pain but has been this way for days. What is wrong?

Heels: Most dress heels have a narrow toe box. Because of the heel, the foot has a tendency to slide forward and force the toe into this tight area. Consider shoes with a lower heel and wider toe box. If the toe doesn't improve in a few more days, or becomes painful, have a podiatrist check it. You may have irritated the joint or aggravated an ingrown nail. ...Read more

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My left heel hurts now the back of my left leg is red and swollen. Should i be worried?

My left heel hurts now the back of my left leg is red and swollen. Should i be worried?

Maybe: It's difficult to say without knowing your entire history. If you leg is red and swollen I would be concerned about infection or possibly a blood clot. There are many potential causes. I would rec. Seeing your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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All my bones hurt a lot and my body is swollen particularly in the extremities. I can bear no weight on my heels and im finding it hard to move?

All my bones hurt a lot and my body is swollen particularly in the extremities.  I can bear no weight on my heels and im finding it hard to move?

Body pain: If there is no history of trauma then I would recommend seeing a rhuematologist. Some symptoms you are expressing can be linked to various rhuematic diseases. The pain and swelling could range from fibromylagia, lupus to rhuemotoid arthritis. ...Read more

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The area around my ankles are swollen & my ankle had been hurting and now the heel of my feet are hurting so badly I can't walk well. What should I do?

The area around my ankles are swollen & my ankle had been hurting and now the heel of my feet are hurting so badly I can't walk well. What should I do?

Ankle and Heels: We need to find the cause of your symptoms then treat. Suggest x-rays and possibly mri. Once we have a more definitive diagnosis the we can recommend a course of treatment that suits you. ...Read more

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I was zip lining and at the end of the zip line was a block of about 50 pounds. I was going at about 30 mph and slammed my heel in it. Now it's purple and swollen. What should I do?

I was zip lining and at the end of the zip line was a block of about 50 pounds. I was going at about 30 mph and slammed my heel in it. Now it's purple and swollen. What should I do?

That's significant: B sure u get it evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. May have a significant injury, don't miss ur chance 4 proper care, especially if there is a fracture. ...Read more