Pain on the inside of left foot heel

Hi

After playing soccer last night i came down hard on my left foot and found i had an instant pain on the inside of my left heel.

Waking up this morning the pain is agonisinig. I can hobble about on the outside of my foot and tip toes.

What have i done?

Thanks

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question. If you have not seen a Podiatrist I would recommend getting an X-ray just to rule out any traumatic fracture. Due to the strength of the heel bone, a fracture just from stepping wrong is unlikely but you always want to be on the safe side. If the X-ray is negative, it is still likely that you may have a bone contusion (or bruise). These can be painful and do require a week or so to reduce the inflammation. In the meantime I would ice the area and avoid running or anything that increases the amount of impact on your heel.

    Good luck!

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