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Severe piercing pain on heels of left leg foot - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi I am AAAAAAA
User :   Hello ??
Doctor :   Yupe your query
Doctor :   *Type
User :   I have a severe piercing pain on the heel of my left foot for the last 10 days
Doctor :   How old are you ?
User :   40 yrs
Doctor :   What is your height and weight ?
User :   6 ft. & 80 kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have burning sensation in foot?
User :   No.... its a piercing pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does it get worse when you walk?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   I is worse when you stand ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   There are two possibilities
Doctor :   1. Plantar fascitis 2. Calcaneal spur
User :   Reason ?? .... Cure ??
Doctor :   The manage is like this: Doctor :   In plantar fascitis there is inflation of fascitia in foot
Doctor :   In calcaneal spurs there is over growth of bone . These are called spurs. spurs pres son fascia and cause pain
Doctor :   To know the whether you have calcaneal spurs you need physical examination and xray of foot
Doctor :   It is better you take consult orthopedics after the foot x ray
Doctor :   Regarding cure: Doctor :   You need well fitting shoe
Doctor :   sole should be soft. Hell should not be too high.
Doctor :   *heel
Doctor :   Well fitting show decrease strain on spurs and fascia
Doctor :   2. Use Ibuprofen 600mg 2-3 times a day for pain for 4-5 days
Doctor :   3. Soak the foot in hot hot water for 30 min
Doctor :   Do you follow me ?
User :   yes ... Doc
User :   Thanks for the help ..
Doctor :   in your age, it is mostly Planta fascitis
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   take care
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