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Heel, leg pain, weight gain. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Practicing since : 1980
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User:Hi Doc
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:I have leg pain alsmost every day and specially the heel area. What could be the reason?
Doctor:May I know your age and weight please?
User:i am 33 years of age and my weight is 62kgs
Doctor:Have you gained sudden weight in short span of time?
User:Yes i had gained weight in short span of time earlier, but recently i have gained weight due to pregnancy. I have 6months old baby.
Doctor:Most of the time, heel pain is due to sudden weight gain, which causes pressure on the heel, knee, etc to cause pain.
Doctor:In such cases, reducing wright will help a lot.
User:any other specific times it is so severe that it gets dificult to walk also
Doctor:Other reasons, could be bursitis, inflammation of bursa surrounding the joint.
Doctor:You can take antiinflammatory medicines like diclofenac to reduce the inflammation.
Doctor:Additionally, take calcium supplement to combat the loss during pregnancy.
User:Ok doc
User:thanks for your advice
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:what should be the ideal weight for 33/f/5ft
Doctor:Give me a min.
Doctor:Your BMI is 26.7.
User:it should be below 25, right?
Doctor:You fall in overweight category. Normal BMI for your height is 18..5-24.9. more queries.
User:Thanks once again..havea good evening...
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Wish you good health.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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