What causes heel pain?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: DEAR DOCTOR,
I SUFFER FROM ACUTE HEEL PAIN ( RIGHT HEEL).
THIS IS ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATED , WHEN I HAVE TO WALK OR STAND UP AFTER SITTING OR LYING DOWN FOR SOME TIME.
STANDING ON MY FEET UPON WAKING UP IN THE MORNINGS IS EXTREMELY PAINFUL AND I HOBBLE AROUND FOR ATLEAST 15 MINS BEFORE I CAN START WALKING NORMALLY..
I DO NOT WEAR HEELS, NOR COMPLETE FLAT FOOTWEAR.
I WEAR CUSHIONED FOOT WEAR.
- I NEED HELP..WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR GUIDANCE.

XXXXXXX
AGE 47 YEARS.
WEIGHT-74 .5 KGS
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Answered by Dr. Chander Mohan Singh 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get investigations done.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have read your query.

Heel pain is due to many reasons. It may be due to increased uric acid or bony spur etc.

I advise to get xrays of both heels in lateral view, fasting blood sugar, fasting serum uric acid, E.S.R, C.R.P done and send me the report.

Till then you can take declofenac + thiocochicoside combination three times a day.

Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Apply hot packs for 30 mins in morning and evening.

Its good that you wear soft shoes.

Drink a lot of water.

Try to avoid high protein diet.

I hope it helps.

Thanks.

Dr.Singh.


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