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What causes heel pain|? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Feb-2014
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello, I have query...having a HEEL pain since 5 months..
User:I have shown to a local Dr, They mentioned it might be a planter fascia.. and suggested me few medicines like a pin killer and neurokind tablets
User:Even after It didn't came down
User:I got my X-ray done for the issues found
User:I wanted to understand what could be the reasons and Can I have any should I proceed?
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:I am XXXX Male 37 Yrs old
Doctor:May I know your current weight and height?
User:Am 72 Kg, 5.8 Ft
Doctor:Does the pain last throughout the day?
User:When I walk it pains me alot
User:I have a habit of morning walk and mild excersises.
Doctor:Is it located only to the heel or does it spread / radiate to other areas?
User:Dr suggested to stop the same
User:It's very much located in heel
Doctor:Do you notice any visible changes on the heel
Doctor:such as swelling, redness, collection, mass along with the pain?
User:No visible changes, If I walk more with swells a little and pain spread's to major portion of let
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:major portion of leg
Doctor:From the history you provided it seems to be a mechanical pain much similar to plantar fascitis.
Doctor:The cause is generally unknown.
Doctor:It is believed due to excessive weight and your habit of constant walking around and standing.
Doctor:Thought this is not a serious problem, unfortunately results of treatment varies individually.
Doctor:Pain medicines and rest suggested by your doctor is the best treatment.
Doctor:If the pain is severe, you can also try physiotherapy techniques along with medicines.
Doctor:Simplest physiotherapy is application of ice and heat.
Doctor:In addition you can also try other physio methods to reduce pain such as ultrasound.
Doctor:Rarely you may need surgical treatment.
User:Ok. Thank you very much for the information, I will follow the suggestions given.
Doctor:I understand you have tried some pain medicines and it has not helped you much.
Doctor:In this case, i suggest you to report back to the orthopedician
Doctor:He can change the medicine and write for physiotherpay.
User:Thank you, Can I continue my physical exercises like walking or cycling?
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:Nope except the one above
Doctor:You should find better pain relief with medicine change and physiotherapy.
Doctor:So do not be worried.
Doctor:You can write back to us if you don't get good result with alternative mediciens.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Thank you very much for the help
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