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How can severe pain in the heels be treated?

my heel has been in severe pain for almost two weeks, I cant put pressure on it. I went to foot doctor he gave me cortizone shot in heel ...ok for one day now pain is back. It also hurts even when no pressure is on it but not as much. I have had gout in the past. About two months ago Mmydoctor put me on amlodopine-valsartan but stopped taking it 5 days ago due to complications...my blood pressure is 120/77. I had a xrzy of foot and said there was a calcium buildup....I dont know what to do
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

First of all, please make it clear whether it is gout which is relapsed or its calcium deposition in soft tissue of heel.

Both require different approach, so consult orthopedic doctor. He will make correct diagnosis and on the basis of which we can start treatment.

For gout different medications like Colchicine, Methotrexate, and Allopurinol etcetera are available which can be started only after prescription.

Calcium deposit can be due to abnormal calcium metabolism which requires treatment of causative conditions.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Hiren Hirpara
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