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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
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How can I help you?
User :  
How are you doing ?
Doctor :  
Good
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Hope the same at your end
User :   great

User :  
thanks
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You may proceed with your query
User :   doctor...since couple of days I am having pain below the feet .specially when I wake up in the morning

Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
it takes 10-15 mins to come back in normal...
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Is it mainly in the soles?
User :   Sorry it is on the heel..
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Since when are you facing this issue?
User :   two three months
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
I would like to know your age, gender, height and weight?
User :   34-Male-5'10"-88
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   some sort of allergy ..as these days I am having synus..
User :  
which is frequent
Doctor :  
Ok
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Apart from that like Diabetes, high BP?
User :   I checked my sugar level also...it is between 105-120

User :  
BP is normal
Doctor :  
Thats fine
Doctor :  
Now at the ankle you mentioned right
Doctor :  
So where exactly
User :   on the below of heel..

Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   Kindly give me a minute, I am on an emergency call
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Thank you
User :  
thats fine
Doctor :  
So is it at the bottom?
User :  
right
User :  
especially, when I wake up and walk in the morning then I had pain at the bottom of the heel
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
It takes 15-20 mins to reduce the pain
Doctor :  
Is it on 1 side/both sides?
User :  
both the side
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
IF you press the area, do you feel increase in pain?
Doctor :  
Just try it now
User :  
yes...
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
This indicates there is a muscular/soft tissue problem
Doctor :  
and can be dealt with
Doctor :  
I will give you some tips
User :   but why it happens in the morning
User :  
why not whole day...
User :  
I mean when I walk tooo much
Doctor :  
I will explain you
User :  
then also the pain increases
User :  
right now ..there is 5% pain when I press at the bottom of the heel
Doctor :   Like in the morning, there are 2 process
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that happens
User :  
ok
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One is muscular relaxation
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which is common during sleep
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
The other is contraction which occurs sometimes in the final phases of sleep
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
Such contractions cause a lot of pain
User :   ok
Doctor :  
So, now you have to tell me
Doctor :  
like how is the pain
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Is it holding like?
User :  
yes..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Then it is likely to be muscular contraction
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How is your daily activities, I mean exercise?
User :   no exercise...
User :  
only a bit walking
Doctor :   How much to be precise?

User :  
that is only when I have some work in the market
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Then I recommend you to start one
User :  
ok..what is that ?
Doctor :  
Nothing more than Brisk walking for 20 minutes continously
Doctor :  
Anytime in the day
Doctor :  
as per you convenience
Doctor :  
20 mins is the lower limit
User :   But when I do brisk walking ..I feel tired and my heel again get started paining

Doctor :  
Yes it happens initially
User :   ok

Doctor :  
We see many cases like that
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
as the muscles find it difficult to adapt to strain
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
So, start on it
User :  
are you sure doctor..by doing this, the pain will finished..
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
You can start with 5 mins slow walk as well
User :  
ok...I will start it from today
Doctor :  
Along with it I want you to take a medication
User :   what medication ?
Doctor :  
It is just a nutritional supplement
User :   what kind of nutrional supplements

Doctor :  
The name is Supractiv
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
Mainly calcium
Doctor :  
bcos calcium defeciency cause muscle contractions
User :  
can I take CALMAG supplement from AMWAY..
Doctor :  
But other minerals also have a supportive role
Doctor :  
Thats why I gave you a Multiple one
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There wont be any side effects
Doctor :  
It will even contain vitamins which nourish the nerves
User :   ok
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
These 2 measures should see you through this problem
User :  
ok
User :  
what else needs to be done ..
Doctor :   This is quite sufficient
Doctor :  
Start and adhere to it
Doctor :  
It will resolve
User :  
ok..doctor...
User :  
Thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?


User :  
doctor one more problem
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Continue
User :   how about my sugar level..it never come below 110 Fasting

Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
How about the after food reading
User :  
I am little bit worried
User :   I never checked..
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
I advise you to do both
User :  
ok..
Doctor :  
Fasting and Postprandia blood sugar
Doctor :  
You can abbreviate it as FBS and PPBS
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and get back to us with the reading
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
PPBS should be ideally Doctor :  
One precaution
User :   what ?

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is avoid taking very heavy sweets and high calorie foods
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the day before the test
User :   ok

Doctor :  
and also for the after food sample
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have a normal breakfast
Doctor :  
avoiding poori, vada
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and similar foods
User :   ok

Doctor :  
Hope it is clear
User :  
yes
User :  
Can you pls prescribe me some medicine for synus
Doctor :   What is your symptom like?
User :  
I am having synus sicne so many days...some time it has been months I smeeled anything...
User :  
smelled
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Fever, headache, nasal blockage, discharge?
User :   yes
User :  
I am already taking NICE
User :  
levoflox
Doctor :  
What all are present
User :  
crocin
Doctor :  
Or all the four there
Doctor :  
symptoms I mean
User :  
vozet
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
and pentacid
Doctor :  
You can continue with Levoflox
User :   ok...

Doctor :  
And rest you can take as per the symptoms
User :   ok

Doctor :  
Do you have gastric problem?
User :  
yes..sometime
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Then continue Pentacid
User :   ok

Doctor :  
Is there anything else you want to ask?
User :  
Thanks doctor....I will continue with what you suggested
User :  
and will give you the feedback
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
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