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Doctor insights on: Outside Of Heel Pain

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Soccer/basketball player, noticed stabbing pain on outside of Achilles near heel. Pain occurs during motion of pointing toe with/without use of muscle?

Soccer/basketball player, noticed stabbing pain on outside of Achilles near heel. Pain occurs during motion of pointing toe with/without use of muscle?

Achilles tendonitis: Probably a tendonitis of the achilles near its insertion. This is much more common in patients that do a lot of running and jumping as you do. There are also other potential causes and usually an exam will determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Cause of Pain in arch area of foot, top and bottom of foot ?

Cause of Pain in arch area of foot, top and bottom of foot
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Wear and Tear.: Treating pain, especially in the foot, is always so much easier when the patient can actually put their finger tip on the exact spot of the pain. When the pain descriptions include "in the area of", then solving the problem needs more focus. A hands on exam would probably reveal a generalized arch pain consistent with the beginning of arthritis, ligament strain and tendonitis. Try supportive shoes ...Read more

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Arch of foot sore, outside of the calf hurts from knee to ankle with pinching / tingling sensation in middle of calf. Ultrasound normal. Cause be?

Arch of foot sore, outside of the calf hurts from knee to ankle  with pinching / tingling sensation in middle of calf. Ultrasound normal. Cause be?

Neuropathy: You showing signs of possible lower back issues, L5,S1 could be the source of your problem. An x-ray or MRI would be useful in the diagnosis ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the back of my heel near the end of the Achilles tendon?

What could cause pain in the back of my heel near the end of the Achilles tendon?

The Achilles' tendon: Itself could be inflamed or degenerated, there may be calcification in the tendon, you can have an inflamed burase, a posterior heel spur or a haglund's deformity which is a protrusion of bone at the superior posterior aspect of the heel bone. ...Read more

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Feel sharp pain right behind bone that sits on inside arch of foot. No pain when walking on outside of foot. No recent injury. what causes this?

Feel sharp pain right behind bone that sits on inside arch of foot. No pain when walking on outside of foot. No recent injury. what causes this?

Podiatrist: I recommend that you consult a podiatrist for diagnosis,advice and treatment. There could be a neuroma, area of inflammation or even a stress fracture. Perhaps only wearing an orthotic in your shoe or wearing different type of footwear will be advised depending upon the findings. ...Read more

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Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more

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What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain  at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

Tarsal tunnel : Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the outside of the knee?

Lateral knee pain: Possible lateral meniscal tear, lateral collateral ligament sprain, loose body, itb symptoms, arthritis, fracture, bruise. ...Read more

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The upper back part of my heel has pain while walking or stretching. Standing on the front part of the foot don't help. Same pain on the heel. ??

The upper back part of my heel has pain while walking or stretching. Standing on the front part of the foot don't help. Same pain on the heel. ??

Achilles tendon atta: This is where the Achilles tendon attaches. This needs to be evaluated. It is Achilles tendonitis. We can find this as part of a systemic inflammatory spondylarthropathy or it can be mechanical. We call this an enthesis and the inflammation entesitis. Your physician can help you identify the cause. You may need to see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot. Numbness in Achilles. Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg. Any ideas what's wrong?

Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot.  Numbness in Achilles.   Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg.  Any ideas what's wrong?

Calf pain: can be several things: 1. tingling and numbness usually represent nerve pain - the sural nerve runs behind the calf muscle and could be pinched 2. the pain in the arch could be tednonitis - the posterior tibial tendon - when injured it can cause deep calf soreness and arch pain especially behind the ankle area. 3. tarsal tunnel syndrome I would suggest you see a Podiatrist or Foot & Ankle doctor ...Read more

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Pain in the back of my heel when i walk. Had plantar fasciitis before but that pain was bottom of the foot heel pain. This is in the back of my heel?

Compensation..: It sounds like you may be compensating for the fasciitis problem by lifting your heel. This lifting could be causing the Achilles tendon pain. You need to have your foot evaluated for a mechanical solution. ...Read more

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Torn meniscus pain on inside & front of knee also have aching pain in front of lower leg and pain in back of knee & tight feeling..related to injury?

Torn meniscus pain on inside & front of knee also have aching pain in front of lower leg and pain in back of knee & tight feeling..related to injury?

Likely: This does sound like your symptoms are related to the injury. Pain can radiate to the lower leg and swelling in the knee can often be felt in the back of the knee. ...Read more