Back Heel Pain To The Thighs And Calves So Hard To Move?
At night, I am 45 years old, I want to ask, I have complaints of pain in the back of the heel of my back, and it even becomes swollen and feels painful when I walk. I took the medicine but the pain disappeared but after 2 weeks after the medicine was gone my heel pain recurred again and the symptoms were the same. So I beg for enlightenment from the doctor thanks in advance
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
There are several possibilities that can cause heel pain symptoms, including:
Plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament due to excessive pressure on the foot resulting in pain and stiffness
Sprain (pulled / ligament sprains) or strains (pulled / sprained muscles or tendons), usually caused by physical activity that causes injury
Achilles tendonitis, which is inflammation of the tendon that attaches the calf muscles to the heel, this injury usually arises due to excessive use of the muscle / tendon or improper movements
Ankylosing spondylitis, which is inflammation of the spine that causes compression of the spinal cord, causing chronic pain that can spread to the feet
Risk factors for heel pain include age 40-70 years, female sex, pregnancy, excess body weight, strenuous activity (eg long distance running or frequent heavy lifting), and anatomical abnormalities in leg structure (for example: flat or curved legs the sole of the foot is too high).
To help deal with the pain, you are advised to get adequate rest, avoid strenuous activities, cold compress the painful heel for 15-20 minutes every 2-3 hours a day, and position your heel higher when lying down by supporting your legs with a pillow. You can also use over-the-counter pain relievers, for example: paracetamol, at a dosage following the rules of use stated on the packaging of the drug. You are also advised to avoid using shoes that are too narrow.
If the pain is felt to be so bothersome or has caused difficulty walking, we recommend that you consult a doctor or orthopedic specialist directly so that you can evaluate and handle it as needed. In addition to systematic history and comprehensive physical examination, the doctor may consider supporting examinations if there are indications, for example: X-rays, MRI, etc.
To enrich insight, you can read articles about heel pain. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.