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Pain in foot below ankle and in front of heel on outside. How to reduce pain?

Hi I have recently developed pain in my right foot below the ankle and in front of the heel on the outside. Yesterday I just had some mild pain but today almost can't walk with pressure on the foot. I have elevated my foot this evening and applied ice in 15 minute intervals. Any other suggestions about how to reduce the pain?
Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

The most propable cause for heel pain is Plantar fascitis which implies inflammation of the fascia which extends from heel to toes and pain on weight bearing is very typical of this condition.

The management of this condition is as follows -
* Relative rest and simple massage of the foot along with stretching exercises
* Judicious use of analgesic antiinflammatory medicines
* Night splints may be useful to keep the foot in plantigrade position
* Use of MCR (micronised rubber) or silicon heels in the foot wear
* Maintaining appropriate body weight so as to reduce the load bearing on the heels
* At time a single injection of corticosteroid in to the area of maximum pain will provide good
pain relief.
* Avoid wearing flat-soled shoes because they will not provide your heel with support and could make your heel pain worse.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
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