Pain In The Heel After Injury?
I want to ask. I jumped from a 1.5 meter high ladder after which I injured my heel and I could not stand up. The next day I went for a CT scan of my heel and it didn’t crack. My ankle has not hurt from the first day until now. But there is one when standing and walking, both heels hurt. What hurts. Thank you
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The pain in your heel that you feel could be due to an injury that you are experiencing. Injuries to the feet not only have the potential to cause problems with the bones, but can also result in injury to other structures there, namely muscles, ligaments, and nerves.
In addition, the condition of your heel pain may also be caused by other conditions besides the injury you suffered. For example:
The formation of bone spurs (osteophytes) in the heel: this is often due to incorrect walking habits, wearing hard-bottomed shoes, excess body weight Inflammation of the membrane of the sole of the foot (Plantar fasciitis): usually occurs in the form of sharp pain when you place your foot, the heaviest felt when you first step after waking up. Tarsal tunnel syndrome: this narrowing of the nerve cavity results in pinching of the tibial nerve. There will be sharp pain like a stab in the sole of the foot. Gout attack (gout arthritis): this is especially felt in the area of the joints. The joints may appear reddish and swollen Thinning of the fat pads of the feet To determine the cause of your complaint, you should further consult your orthopedist for immediate examination. The doctor will dig further into the course of your disease and will perform a direct and detailed examination of the function of the bones, muscles, nerves and joints to determine the exact condition of your complaint. If necessary, the doctor will perform an X-ray, check uric acid levels, check bone density, or an MRI to see soft tissue such as muscles or ligaments. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for you according to the underlying condition.
Things you can do to reduce complaints are:
Use footwear with soles that match the shape of the heel (slightly protruding in the middle), which has soft and thick cushion.Rest your heels by reducing activities such as standing for long periods of time, or walking long distances. Do light foot massage (if it is certain that it is not there is a bone / muscle / ligament injury) and stretch the surrounding muscles You can take over-the-counter drugs such as paracetamol to relieve pain If the complaint does not improve, or makes you unable to walk, the sensation of feeling in the feet is reduced, the pain is unbearable, do not postpone consultation with a doctor or immediately to the nearest emergency room for immediate treatment.
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya