Impacted Heel And Numbness But Does Not Hurt When Pressed?

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I want to ask. About a month ago while working at the factory, I once hit my heel hard against the engine of a forklift that was running. When I got it, it really hurt but after a while the pain didn’t feel anymore. After coming home from work, I just rubbed it with a whip and didn’t do it regularly because I didn’t think it was sick. But now it looks like my heel is a bit swollen compared to the other heel and when I rub my heel against the mattress, it feels numb. But when I press my heels, there is no pain. The road doesn’t hurt either. The severity of my activities every day requires me to keep moving and standing. Please info, what’s wrong with my heel? What is the solution? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Michael,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A moderate impact on the heel area can be a mild condition, but it can also be dangerous. In general, a dangerous condition can be observed from the following signs:

There is severe inflammation after the impact, for example, characterized by swelling, severe pain, redness, and a warm feeling when held
There is movement disturbance after the impact, either due to stiffness, severe pain, or even weakness (weakness, paralysis)
There is a persistent disturbance of sensation, which can be pain, tingling, or even numbness

Your condition, which has impaired sensation and also swelling of the heel area that has previously experienced a impact, can be caused by the direct impact of the impact, or it could be due to other reasons. In general, the impact of a collision will be felt immediately from the start of the collision. Although in some rare conditions, complaints can also appear for a long time because they are aggravated by excessive activity and movement. Apart from injury, you can also complain to your knee due to other reasons, for example rheumatoid arthritis, gout arthritis, osteoarthritis, peripheral neuropathy, osteomyelitis, infection, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and so on. A direct physical evaluation by a doctor is required, as well as a radiological examination, such as an X-ray, to determine the exact cause of these complaints.


Therefore, you should check with your doctor immediately so that your complaint does not limit your daily activities, okay? Avoid massaging or over-massaging the swollen heel area, especially for people who do not fully understand the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Routinely, you can compress the heel which often feels numb with warm water. Always use comfortable footwear, soft pillows, and not tight in activities.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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