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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
User :   Good to know
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   For about apprx 6 months, i have been experiencing pain in my foot when I get up from bed in the morning. This vanishes after sometime.
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   36
User :   wieght is 84 kgs
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptom other than pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have raised sugar, BP or cholesterol?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is the whole foot paining or any particular area?
User :   Whole feet
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you have any injury or trauma?
User :   no
Doctor :   There are various causes of foot pain as sprains, bruises, tendonitis, fascitis etc.
Doctor :   Is the pain only during morning
User :   Ok
User :   My gut feeling is it is because of weight
User :   Once I had reduced 2 kgs by doing good exercise, it had vanished
Doctor :   Is it both feet or single?
User :   both feet
Doctor :   Overweight can also be cause.
User :   When I regained weight it re-appeared
Doctor :   May i know your height?
User :   5'6''
User :   I know Im overweight
Doctor :   You are about 10 to 12 kg overweight.
User :   I know
Doctor :   1)Apply hot water bag 2 to 3 times daily
User :   I do weight training on weekends and walking thrice in a week. On these days it is more.
User :   OK
Doctor :   Do not overexert the feet when you have the pain.
User :   OK
Doctor :   Conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis also cause the pain.
User :   But it is only in the morning
User :   OR sometimes after a long sitting
Doctor :   2)I will suggest you to get a complete Electrolyte and Hemogram investigations done.
Doctor :   If there is any Calcium deficiency it can be ruled out.
User :   OK
Doctor :   Does walking also cause you pain?
Doctor :   You also need to maintain your weight.
User :   Yeah. I'm trying.
Doctor :   Have a proper balanced diet.
User :   I do exercise, but I do not have good control on my diet
Doctor :   Add 3 servings of fruit and veggies in diet.
Doctor :   Try slowly to stick to proper diet plan.
User :   Will do
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Have more of skimmed milk and products like yoghurt.
User :   OK. Curds bad?
Doctor :   They will help you in maintaing weight.
User :   OK
Doctor :   No curd is not bad, yoghurt is low fat.
Doctor :   So i recommended.
User :   OK understood
Doctor :   Does walking also cause you pain?
User :   Not while walking. Only when I get up in the morning.
Doctor :   Then go for a daily brisk walk for 30 minutes, it will hwlp you in reducing also.
User :   Yes. I will do that.
Doctor :   Walking should be such that it increases your heart rate and at the same time does not hurt your legs.
User :   Got it
Doctor :   Whenever you are sitting try to elevate your legs.
Doctor :   It will also help in reducing the painn
User :   OK
Doctor :   Never do any activity which increases the pain.
Doctor :   Take tab SHELLCAL daily once for few months.
User :   I will note this down. My wife use to take it when she was preganant
Doctor :   If the pain would be because of calcium deficiency it will help.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   My tummy fat is more than other parts. Actually I used to have a good body in my younger days
User :   Should I try any aerobic exercise equipments
Doctor :   While walking tighten your abdominal muscles and also practice some abdominal crunches
User :   OK
Doctor :   You can try but they may aggravate the pain so slowly try in them.
User :   Hmm
Doctor :   You can also join swimming, it is a good exercise for reducing weight and also help in foot pain.
User :   Swimming - gud idea
Doctor :   It would not hurt your legs and will help you in reducing weight
User :   I do cycling on weekends - 20 kms
Doctor :   Avoid cycling for sometime, it will definitely increase the pain.
Doctor :   And may cause muscle strains and pulls
Doctor :   on the foot
User :   My guess is cycling is not the problem, but I will take your advice.
Doctor :   I am suggesting because if the muscles are already strained up then it may cause tendon or ligament injury.
User :   Ooops
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes
User :   I will try all your suggestions.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   Yes. But some other time. Need to go into a meeting
Doctor :   Surely anytime
User :   Is there anyway I can chat with you only since you know something about me already?
Doctor :   You can get back for any advice between 9 to 6 mon to fri.
User :   OK Thanks a lot for your help.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
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