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Doctor insights on: Pain In The Back Of Heel Bone

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I have been suffering leg and back pain since last 6 days. Even I cannot walk. Is it kidney infection or back bone problem? No swelling on any part.

I have been suffering leg and back pain since last 6 days. Even I cannot walk. Is it kidney infection or back bone problem? No swelling on any part.

Likely back problem: Symptoms that suggest a back problem would be the back pain shooting into the leg, or weakness or numbness in the leg or foot. Any heavy lifting or trauma that triggered symptoms. Symptoms that suggest a kidney infection would be pain or burning with urination. Bladder or kidney infections aren't common in men. ...Read more

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28yo Headache, nausea, sudden severe leg bone pain, dizzy, back pain #4days. Tests = 8RBC urine (hazy), 98platelets, 3.1WBC, 0.8ANC, 3.3potsm. Means?

28yo Headache, nausea, sudden severe leg bone pain, dizzy, back pain #4days. Tests = 8RBC urine (hazy), 98platelets, 3.1WBC, 0.8ANC, 3.3potsm. Means?

Systemic illness: Such presentation requires further workup and very close follow-up by a medical doctor. Head imaging at least with a CT scan is required for workup of headache, nausea, dizziness, in setting of thrombocytopenia. This constellation can be caused by many things usually infectious or oncologic. Medication history is important. Bone marrow biopsy and imaging for lytic lesions. ...Read more

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I have a Lower back pain, tail bone pain and pain, numbness in my foot for last 5 month. There is nothing in X-Ray.

I have a Lower back pain, tail bone pain and pain, numbness in my foot for last 5 month. There is nothing in X-Ray.

X-ray shows: Issues with bones. You can still have an issue with a nerve. I would suggest an MRI or EMG/NCV studies. ...Read more

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I have Rheumatoid Arthrits my tail bone is throbbing, shooting pains going down my leg and lower back pain. Why would my tail bone throb?

I have Rheumatoid Arthrits my tail bone is throbbing, shooting pains going down my leg and lower back pain. Why would my tail bone throb?

Inflammation: Possible inflammation of the vertebra or sacroiliac joints. Your rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you for this. A ruptured disk is another possibility in view of the radiation into the leg. ...Read more

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I have back pain under my neck bone was going on I have back pain under my neck bone was going on

I have back pain under my neck bone was going on I have back pain under my neck bone was going on

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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I have grinding noise when I move my neck from side to side it feels like one bone is rubbing in each other and olso this makes me back pain!?

I have grinding noise when I move my neck from side to side it feels like one bone is rubbing in each other and olso this makes me back pain!?

Common: Grinding and popping of joints is common as we get older. If you have a history of trauma to your neck or back, some evaluation with xrays is needed to confirm no fractures. Our discs wear out over time, so most of us will have areas that are bone on bone. This doesn't have to be painful but can limit our ability to move as freely because the joints fuse together. Don't try to make things pop. ...Read more

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Can someone suffer back pain from ankle issues? Or heel issues?

Can someone suffer back pain from ankle issues? Or heel issues?

Yes: An abnormal gait due to ankle pain can certainly strain or injure your back. ...Read more

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A lot of back pain the X-ray showed back bones very brittle some missing what could it be?

Lots: You probably have arthritis and degeneration of spine. There are several things that can cause back pain such as stenosis, disc degeneration, joint arthritis, muscle pain. I would seek eval by pain doctor for more specific answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad back pain and every time I breath it hurts I am going to have a nucular bone scan. What do u think is wrong?

I'm having really bad back pain and every time I breath it hurts I am going to have a nucular bone scan. What do u think is wrong?

Many things: A bone scan is used to look for any areas of new bone formation or destruction, including trauma, fractures, arthritis and also tumors. Your age, likely not tumor... Wait for results. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I wear high heeled shoes I feel some back pain?

Abnormal angle: When you wear high heels, you increase the angle of your pelvic girdle as well as the sacral angle which will contribute to your back pain. Keep your flexibility, and minimize your time in the shoes. ...Read more

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Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Steroid: Too much steroid can cause osteoporosis no matter where it is placed. Oral, IV or epidural steroid may increase chance of osteoporosis. The amount of steroid used in epidural injection for a herniated disk is less than the amount of steroid consumed as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack taken orally to treat the same symptoms. Generally, though, we do not recommend more than 3 steroid injections in 6 months. ...Read more

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Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections I would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more

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Is a funny bone sensation during an LP normal? Also post LP lower back pain?

Not unusual: Not ideal but not unusual usually subsides in days to weeks sometimes not avoidable rember injectio is already going into a place with little extra room forctje metve that's why it hurt in tje first place meural crowding by disc or bone stenosis. ...Read more

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I have a broken tail bone and frequent back pain, is there anyway to fix this or at least help?

Pt is best: Coccyx injury is common and typically very painful. Best therapy is pt and other non-surgical therapy. Rarely surgery is done to remove the fractured part of the coccyx. ...Read more

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I have back pain. Like all the bones are slightly aching and when I make bad moves there are some points where it aches. What can it be?

I have back pain. Like all the bones are slightly aching and when I make bad moves there are some points where it aches. What can it be?

Pain after activity: Spine pain in young individuals is less common as degeneration is unlikely. Activity levels (extreme sports etc.) can affect pain levels. It may be normal if you are very active. But, if pain persists and does not resolve within several days after activity, I would advise further evaluation from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have constant lower back pain. Large painful lumps are growing Across lower bone of back they the largest is 3"x2". Pain is sever nauseating and?

I have constant lower back pain. Large painful lumps are growing Across lower bone of back they the largest is 3"x2". Pain is sever nauseating and?

ER: ER for full medical history and evaluation if pain is severe, pregnancy test, CT scan to evaluate soft tissue versus osseous lesions, labs, urinalysis, biopsy and appropriate referrals. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a scan for back pain & was told my right transverse process had grown big and rubbing against my hip bone. What does this mean? Will pain stop?

Think of it: Like you have a spur of bone. So, there is a structural problem. If the spur is removed, the pain could go away. If it is big and rubbing on other structures this is problematic. ...Read more

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Ther have been severe back pain, joints pain and trouble in bones. What should I do for it?

Ther have been severe back pain, joints pain and trouble in bones. What should I do for it?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a very bad back pain, right near the shoulder blades on my back but in the muscle (clearly it isn't a bone pain).?

Reasons: Did the pain start suddenly? Is it moving any where? Any kind of injury that u recall? Sudden onset muscle pain is likely from injury/ pull. Try anti inflammatory medication. However if pain getting worse then u need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Bones on right rib cage near sturnum are bigger than left & stick out. Rarely I wake up w/ back pain but goes away after I get up. Is it sciolosis?

Bones on right rib cage near sturnum are bigger than left & stick out. Rarely I wake up w/ back pain but goes away after I get up. Is it sciolosis?

Could be: Or you are sleeping in a "twisted" position...scoliosis does not "go away"
This sounds like it could be easily resolved by a physical examination!
Speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Lately I have been having lower back pain. I was born without a bone at the bottom of my spine and every now and than it causes a lot of pain. Help?

See Spine Specialist: Many people have anatomical variances in their spine like you, however not everyone of those people has or will have pain. Since this has been bothering you enough, I would suggest seeing a pain ; spine specialist to see what exactly is bothering you to see what they can do to help with your pain. ...Read more