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Why is my heel painful to walk?

At the end of Sept. I bruised my left heel bone, 3 weeks ago (beginning of November) I was finally able to return to work.. since being back at work (I am a cook and spend 8-9 hours a day standing/running back and forth) almost daily my foot swells up, has shown bruising on occasion, and most recently I have a soft.. somewhat large and painful bulge on the mid-outside of my left foot ~ on the side. When I walk and my heel touches the ground it feels like I'm stepping on a knife, now with the bulge I can't even touch my foot without pain. Just wondering what the cause of this might be... and what I can do to fix it - should I return to my foot doctor?
Fri, 30 May 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for your query.
It might be soft tissue injury or fracture. Large and painful bulge on the mid-outside of your left footcould be organized haematoma.
Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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