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Heel Pain

Heel pain is a condition of having discomfort on the underside of the leg. The common causes are poorly fitting shoes, high-heeled chappals, overuse of legs during walking, running, sprain, strain, and trauma on the heels. It is managed by taking rest, applying ice, taking pain-relieving medications, and wearing well-fitted shoes.

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I stepped on the head of a nail. Are my ligaments damaged?

Query: Hello doctor,I stepped on the head of a nail a week ago. Now, every time I step on that part of my heel, I get this sharp, searing, and burning feeling. Is this a bone contusion or did I damage any ligaments? What happened? Thank you for giving me an audience; it is extremely appreciated.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello and welcome to Thank you for contacting us. You should put a warm bandage around your heel. In the picture you sent us (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I was able to observe the swelling. You need to take some anti-inflammatory medications, which will help...  Read Full »

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