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What could cause severe pain on the right side of my left heel?

What could cause severe pain on the right side of my left heel?

Plantar fasciatis: I suggest you see a podiatrist. This is a common problem and I am sure the dr. Can relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have this pain on the left side of my right heel. Only occurs when I bend over WITHOUT bending knee. If I bend knee, no pain. No pain when I walk?

Heel pain: Tough to say, but may be a tendon issue, that gets irritated when the bending over stretches the tendon attached to your heel area. Get evaluation if it gets worse or persists. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have heel pain on the right side of my left heel. Hurts even when resting. It's on the bone so doesn't seem like plantar fasciitis. What could it be?

Varies: There are a number of other possibilities, the more common of which include tarsal tunnel syndrome, a calcanesl stress fracture, a tendinitis of the Achilles' tendon to name a few. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small painful hard bump on the side of my heel that changes in color. I have had this bump for 2 years now.

Evaluation: You need to have it examined. Due to the color changes, see someone soon. It could be minor problem or a serious one. Don't delay. To find a foot specialist see apma. Org. Dr l. ...Read more

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About 4 years ago I had random pus out of the side of my heel. Happened again a year later but not since. Indentation there though. I'm 16. Worrisome?

About 4 years ago I had random pus out of the side of my heel. Happened again a year later but not since. Indentation there though. I'm 16. Worrisome?

Heel Indentation: No, I would not worry about it. It has been 3 years since any change, and little skin indentations are quite insignificant. Definitely check in again if the area gets red and inflamed. Hopefully never. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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I have a knot on the right side of my heel. I don't feel it on my other heel. It only hurts in that place occasionally walking downstairs. What is it?

I have a knot on the right side of my heel. I don't feel it on my other heel. It only hurts in that place occasionally walking downstairs. What is it?

Healing Heels.: I'm betting that the pain is on the right side of your left heel. Specifically on the lower inside. Tis would be consistent with a minimal plantar fascial irritation. A little more information would help this along, because it most certainly be other things. ...Read more

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On the side of my heel there is a little bump (over a month now) it has a little hole in the middle and inside a small dark spot. Initially I believed?

On the side of my heel there is a little bump (over a month now) it has a little hole in the middle and inside a small dark spot. Initially I believed?

Possible wart: This sounds like a wart you can try OTC salicylic acid, just follow the directions on the bottle. If it is not gone in about 3-4 weeks or is getting worse have it looked at. ...Read more

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Why when I walk on heel it sends a sharp pain on the side?

Plantar fascitis: Is usually the culprit with pain that originates under the heel and or arch. Neuritis can occur concomitantly. Some home remedies are ice, antiinflammatory like allege or motrin, stretching, arch supports but if pain is severe - see a foot doc or ortho pod. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump on the bottom left side of my heel. There is a small reddish brown spot. When you feel around it the bumb feels like puss sack.?

Puss: If u think it is a infected blister then you will need antibiotics. Depends how big the abscess is-- may need draining as antibiotics may not work on an abscess if not drained. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump also painfull

Exam needed: Without examining the area a diagnosis can't be made. If there is spreading redness I would be concerned about cellulitis which would require antibiotic treatment. The lump could be a cyst. If warm wet applications don't improve the discomfort, have a physician evaluate you. ...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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I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump that's also pa?

Heel pain: Is the indentation on the back of the heel? If you have a bump next to the area which is painful, you probably have a fluid filled cyst called a ganglion. Try padding the surrounding skin by cutting a hole the size of the bump with moleskin. NSAID for several weeks. Avoid positions or activities which worsen the pain or size of the bump. If it fails to resolve in a few weeks or worsens get it chec ...Read more

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I hit the brake on my car quick to avoid an accident. I hit it with the side of my heel or the side of my foot. Pain in area. Could bone be broken?

I hit the brake on my car quick to avoid an accident. I hit it with the side of my heel or the side of my foot. Pain in area. Could bone be broken?

Yes: Yes, it sounds like a classic traumatic fracture or dislocation to your foot. However it could be a subtle injury so a clinical diagnosis must be accompanied with diagnostic imaging. If there is uncertainty with diagnosis, an advanced modality (like MRI) is warranted. ...Read more

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I'm recovering from a broken leg anf the right side of my heel gets numb and the skin around it is really soft I need to know what I need to worry abou?

I'm recovering from a broken leg anf the right side of my heel gets numb and the skin around it is really soft I need to know what I need to worry abou?

Pressure sore: If the skin is red, a bit numb, and starting to feel mushy then this could be the result of too much pressure to the area. Be sure not to rest the heel in the same position to avoid a wound developing ...Read more

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Very painful bone spur on the side of my heel. Podiatrist had me do stretches, injection, taping, anti-inflammatory, nothing worked. Now what?

Very painful bone spur on the side of my heel. Podiatrist had me do stretches, injection, taping, anti-inflammatory, nothing worked. Now what?

Heel Spur: It sounds like you have received quite a bit of very appropriate treatment for your heel spur and I am sorry to hear that you're not better. Sometimes a series of ultrasound treatments may help reduce inflammation due to the heel spur. ...Read more

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Bump on the side of my heel. I think it appeared aftr I got glass in my foot a few yrs ago. Now it hurts/is bigger/looks bruised. Doesn't seem infected?

Bump on the side of my heel. I think it appeared aftr I got glass in my foot a few yrs ago. Now it hurts/is bigger/looks bruised. Doesn't seem infected?

See a foot doctor: If as you say, it is a result of foreign body you may have a foreign body granuloma, but you need to make sure that is what it is as opposed to a cancerous growth. A biopsy would give definitive diagnosis. ...Read more