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Pain and redness in the ankle and foot. Difficulty in walking. What is wrong?

I have very bad pain in my (R) foot located near the heel. It has a lot of redness on both sides of the foot below the ankle.I is getting to where I have diffuculty walking and I have a limp. J ust noticed I have several red streaks across the top of of the same foot closer to the toes . Can you tell me what you think is wrong and what I need to do?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
hi there, first of all I would like to know whether you are a diabetic and whether you have hurt your self in the heel with a nail or thorn or any other sharp object which went unnoticed by you in the last few days? Your discription seems to fit that of cellulitis of the foot and you will need to visit a surgeon and let him have a look at it as it may lead to serious consequences if not attended immediately. In the meanwhile you can keep your foot in an elevated position and can take an anti-inflammaatory tablet like brufen to aleiviate the pain and redness. Take care.
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