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Pain on the outside of the heel

Posted by Jane on 8/25/04 at 11:21 (158675)

Would my pain on the outside of the heel be considered a heel spur? If not, then what? The pain increased sharply and suddenly yesterday when I climbed down into a shallow ditch to retrieve a soccer ball. I cannot walk normally on that foot without shoes as the pain is to great and it travels into my ankle.
Thank you for any insights you can give me.
Jane

Re: Pain on the outside of the heel

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/25/04 at 20:39 (158703)

Jane:
Is the pain toward the back of the heel where the achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone or more forward, toward the arch? Any swelling?
Ed