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10/10 pain level In The Posterior Fat Of My Heel.

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I Have Been Suffering From What I Thought Was Achilles Pain At The Top Of My Heel Since June 2014. Dr's Disregarded It As Nothing To Worry About. Now I Hurt 10/10 When Walking. I Went To Podiatrist Yesterday (11/5/14) & Found Out It Was Evidently In The Posterior Fat Of My Heel. Had Deep Electronic Treatment & Dr Said Shot Was Not Best Treatment For This Area. I'm In Misery. I CAN Walk On My Toes & Have Almost No Pain. Could Nerve Have Been Damaged In Foraminal Injections In Lumbar/Sciatic Area Occured? The Pain Showed Up 2 Weeks After PT For Back Pain Began (Steps, Stretch Band, Etc) Over A Month Before FA Shots Began. R.I.C.E. Treatment Is Not Working For Months Now. Am On Diazapam, Ultram, Lyrica Naproxen, & Baclofen For Back Pain. Does Not Affect The Fatty Heel. Only Got Worse After Beginning Walking In Good Walking Shoes With Extra Foot Pad Inserts. Any Suggestions For Relieving Constant Pain? Thanks!


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replied November 6th, 2014
Foot Disorders Answer A49930
Thank you for asking

Its least likely to be a correlation with the epidural nerve injection you had for sciatica. Podiatrist should have worked up and ordered some labs to rule out any fracture of ligament rupture.

Try some foot massages and physiotherapy exercises and see if they help. Needs further evaluation in this regard. NSAIDs and topical care meanwhile till then.

take care


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