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Suggest remedy for pain in heels and stiffness in lower legs

my mother is 50 years old , 5 feet , 68 kg .... she feels pain in her heels and stiffness in lower legs ( majorly right ) ... even she lumps while walking but doesnot feel any pain during .... i would be thankful to have your opinion ... please advice ...
Mon, 20 May 2019
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Hello,

As history suggests that there is a need for the physical examination by an orthopedist. As the pain in the heel might be due to the plantar fasciitis or calcaneal spur. We need an x-ray for the same. Stiffness in the legs might be due to the abnormal use of the muscles due to the pain in the heel leading to tendon Achilles muscle tightness.

I will advise taking an x-ray of the heel and knee joints to understand if any joint pathology is involved and due to which there are changes in the gait and pain.

Doing hot water fermentation, calf muscle exercises like stretching and strengthening along with foot muscle strengthening exercises will be useful. Also, static hamstring and static Quadriceps will add-on more benefits.

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

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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Suggest remedy for pain in heels and stiffness in lower legs

Hello, As history suggests that there is a need for the physical examination by an orthopedist. As the pain in the heel might be due to the plantar fasciitis or calcaneal spur. We need an x-ray for the same. Stiffness in the legs might be due to the abnormal use of the muscles due to the pain in the heel leading to tendon Achilles muscle tightness. I will advise taking an x-ray of the heel and knee joints to understand if any joint pathology is involved and due to which there are changes in the gait and pain. Doing hot water fermentation, calf muscle exercises like stretching and strengthening along with foot muscle strengthening exercises will be useful. Also, static hamstring and static Quadriceps will add-on more benefits. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist