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please help, foot pain since March 2009

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Gozi, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Gozi

    Gozi Guest


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    I am really getting discouraged in getting rid of a pain I have had in my ankle/heel area. Sorry for this long background I am about to give but it may help someone give me some ideas. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me.

    I assume I got the pain from running, I ran about 3-4 miles a day back in March 2009. Prior to this it had been awhile since I had ran regularly. I also participated in a sprinting race in jeans (it was for a special school event). A day or two after the race I had horrid pain in the heel, especially in the morning. During the sprinting race I remember I was about to run into a runner in front of me so I had to slow rapidly and I kinda pushed into the ground with my foot on my tip toes (because I was in a dead sprint). I had no pain after the race, my legs only felt a bit weird. Maybe that had something to do with it?

    Anyway the bad pain continued for months, and was always worse in the morning. I completely stopped running after the pain started. When my semester ended in May I went to a doctor who told me it was probably tendinitis because they took xrays and did not notice anything out of the ordinary. I went to physical therapy for a few weeks but it didn't do too much. Eventually after resting and resting, the pain is very minimal. I notice it wen I first walk in the morning and it kinda fades in an out. I am able to run but I do still fell the pain most the time, but it does not increase during running.

    Only recently I have noticed my ankle/ heel with the pain cracks a lot. When I put my heel on the floor with my toes pointing up and slightly pull with my leg and point my toes downward a pop in my heel occurs. (I usually can't hear those) and sometimes there is pain but mostly not. But what really causes pain is pulling down on my foot. I put my hand on the top front part of my foot and lightly pull. there is quit a bit of pain with it. And just a few days ago I found that when the pain is worse when I do that I can pop my ankle fairly loud, (never have I done this before) and then when I pull on my foot the pain in the back of my heel/ ankle are has greatly decreased. It actually just happened to me when I was writing this, there is almost no pain now when I pull on my foot. Before cracking it there was a lot of pain. Is something getting pinched, do I have a joint coming out of place? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thank you for taking the time and reading this.
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    Some of your symptoms sound consistent with plantar fasciitis, but without an examination, I cannot draw any inferences regarding your "popping" and "cracking." As is the case when many posters attempt to describe movements of the foot with non-medical/anatomical language, your description of "pulling on your foot" is not as clear as you probably think. At the ankle, the foot moves in two direction, dorsiflexion and plantarflexion. In one instance I seem to hear you say that you have pain on dorsiflexion and in other, plantarflexion. As these symptoms have been present for almost a year, don't you think it's time to see a podiatrist?
     
  3. Gozi

    Gozi Guest

    Thank you for your input. I am planning on seeing a podiatrist very soon because I obviously have something going on.
     
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