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Heal Pain

Posted by Rico on 10/13/03 at 11:04 (133842)

I have pain in the back of my heal, not underneath. It's especially tender to the touch. So, when I lay my legs out straight in front of myself as I sit on the ground, I can't place the back of my heal on the floor as a result of the pain. It feels almost like a bad bruise. It's been like this for a while.

What can this be?

Rico

Re: Heal Pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/14/03 at 09:43 (133949)

Rico:
That may be an inflammation of the area in which the achilles tendon attaches to the back of the heel bone -- the retrocalcaneal enthesis.
Wearing open back shoes such as clogs can provide temporary relief but it is worth getting checked out.
Ed

Re: Heal Pain

Rico on 10/16/03 at 06:54 (134103)

Thanks so much. I will. I believe this is the result of doing martial arts for such a long period of time.