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Pain and swelling on the back of the heel - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query
User :   nice to see
User :   I have a problem at my toes
User :   there is swealing since 20 days
User :   and pain
Doctor :   Where is the swelling exactly?
User :   above the heel
Doctor :   Do you mean back of the heel?
User :   yes
User :   back and side
Doctor :   Doyou have pain?
User :   swelling is over the whole feet it appears
User :   yes i hve pain
Doctor :   How large is the swelling?
User :   and unable to move
Doctor :   Did it appear all of a sudden or gradual?
User :   yes all of sudden
Doctor :   Is it one side swelling or both the heels?
User :   one side thats on the left leg
Doctor :   Were you hurt?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is it below the ankle joint?
User :   yes below the ankle joint
Doctor :   What is the problem at the toes?
User :   there is pain and swelling
Doctor :   Do you have cracks on the heel?
User :   no
Doctor :   When you press on the swelling , is there dipping / hole formed?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have pain when you press?
User :   but touch it something is felt
User :   yes i feel the pai
User :   while walking also i feel the pain
Doctor :   Is the swelling increased since last 20 days?
Doctor :   Do you have redness over the swelling?
User :   it was increasing but now it has come down a bit
User :   no redness
Doctor :   Did you take medicine or visit a Doctor?
User :   yes i hve visit three ortho
User :   and all the test which were prescribed are normal only ESR is bit high
Doctor :   I hope you were giving some medicines?
User :   yes
User :   the dr gave also i think one steriod
User :   but there is no improvement
Doctor :   Actually you need complete bed rest for one week
User :   i am worried
Doctor :   You should not walk at all
Doctor :   You should just get up for the toilet
User :   ok
Doctor :   Even the food should be in the bed
User :   and what else shud i do
Doctor :   Complete bed rest is that
Doctor :   1) Complete bed rest
User :   but what can be the problem
Doctor :   2) Sprain band over the ankle joint
Doctor :   so that the ankle does not move
User :   sprain band is avbl frm the chemist
Doctor :   Please do not find out the cause when it is so prolonged
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is available
User :   ok
Doctor :   First let the pain and swelling reduce
Doctor :   then only we shall probe into the possible causes
User :   ok
Doctor :   So please do take complete bed rest and put ankle bandage when you get down for bathroom
User :   ok
Doctor :   Take the medicines the doctor prescribed you
User :   but medicine is over now
Doctor :   only after meals
Doctor :   not on empty stomach
User :   shud i go to him again
Doctor :   I think it is better to go, but make sure, you do not strain
User :   ortho or shud i go to another specialist
Doctor :   The more movement it happens, the more it is delayed
User :   ok
Doctor :   Believe in one doctor, do not go round many doctors
Doctor :   The belief is important
User :   ok
User :   is there any need to go to general physician
Doctor :   the treatments interact and cause more harm than good
Doctor :   Go to your regular general physician or your family doctor
User :   but on that toe the tenderness is felt
Doctor :   Go with the reports and the medicine prescritpion
User :   ok
Doctor :   Xray is normal??
User :   yes its normal
Doctor :   Any chance of insect bite?
User :   dont know
User :   may be
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is the ESR number?
Doctor :   value*
User :   value i can tell tomarrow as report is not handy now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Follow my tips
User :   i think its 6.4
Doctor :   for next 3 days
Doctor :   6.4 is very normal
Doctor :   Follow these tips for 3 days and see
User :   i dont remember but it was higher than the nromal value
Doctor :   If it is increasing see the General physician
Doctor :   otherwise continue rest for 3 days
User :   but i was showing to orthopaedic
User :   shud i go to general physician
Doctor :   If you are happy with the Orthopedician please do not change him
Doctor :   GO to him only
Doctor :   Do not go to General physician
User :   not happy
User :   as he himself said not understood whats the problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok, take an opinion from general physician then
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the orthopedician is not able to help you
User :   i vl now chat tomarrow as pain is severe
Doctor :   Take a pain killer now
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Do not move
Doctor :   Bye
User :   ok
User :   which one
User :   combiflam
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can have that
Doctor :   after meal
User :   yes
Doctor :   not on empty stomach
Doctor :   Bye
User :   yeah
User :   bye
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