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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?

Heel edema: There are a few reasons to get this problem ;is there trauma involved? Do you have hypertension? Is the swelling plantarly? Do you suffer from heel spurs? X-rays must be taken and you must be evaluated by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Calcaneus fracture. Day 1 was only swollen around heel and ankle. Day 2 entire foot swollen. Day 3 bruise going up leg? Been keeping it elevated.

Calcaneus fracture. Day 1 was only swollen around heel and ankle. Day 2 entire foot swollen. Day 3 bruise going up leg? Been keeping it elevated.

Calc fracture: You need to wear a cam walker(= walking cast ) abd stay off of the foot with crutches. Next go see a foot & ankle specialist or orthopedist for x-rays. If the fracture is displaced, you may need surgical reduction for optimal outcomes. You are young, you need to do the right thing for your foot for it to serve you the years ahead. ...Read more

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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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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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What is a lump on inner arch, swollen outer ankles & heel / arch pain when stepping mean?

What is a lump on inner arch, swollen outer ankles & heel / arch pain when stepping mean?

Arch/Ankles Issues: Typically that is the pattern of a collapsing arch where the plantar fascia gets irritated giving heel and arch pain, the outside ankle gets pinched as the heel rolls outward, and the inside of the arch bulges inward giving the lump effect. Start with changes in biomechanics with custom made orthotics to change how you walk, then add anti-inflammatory measures of icing, and possibly pt. Dr blake. ...Read more

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Doc..my doctor did operation on my sty..but 1month na never sty go away or heel..swollen and red bump still in my upper lid..i ask f what shuld i do?

Doc..my doctor did operation on my sty..but 1month na never sty go away or heel..swollen and red bump still in my upper lid..i ask f what shuld i do?

Ophthalmology visit: Is it a stye on the outside of the eyelid or a chalazion on the inside of the eyelid? You can use warm wet compresses using a clean towel or wash clothe. Also, if it is on the outside of your eyelid, you can use an antibiotic ointment made safe for eyes like Erythromycin Ophthalmic ointment. Chalazions are more difficult to treat and they "point" like a whitehead pimple on the inside of the eyelid ...Read more

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I have pain in my heel flat but not in heels not swollen bruised or red not hot or painful to hand touch....

I have pain in my heel flat but not in heels not swollen bruised or red not hot or painful to hand touch....

Heel spur syndrome: Sounds like heel spur syndrome. Either a spur, bursitis or plantar fasciitis. Wearing a high feel relieves tension on achilles tendon and plantar fascia which attach to heel bone, hence relieving pain. Also a higher heel shifts weight bearing to front of foot and away from bottom of heel. Supportive shoes, orthotics and stretching exercises are often helpful as well as ice and massage, . ...Read more

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