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What are the common reasons for heel or foot pain?

Heel or foot pain has many reasons. It is a common sign of poor shoe choice, abnormal gait habits or nerve compression. Pain in the heel bottom is caused by Plantar fasciitis which is clinically represented by inflammation and burning sensation across the sole of the entire foot. The tear most commonly happens near the connection of the heel bones. Apart from this, sprains, bruising, stress fractures, and injury are the possible reasons for foot or heel pain.

What are the possible risks associated with steroid injections given in the treatment of joint pain?

Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory injections that are given in the condition of arthritic pain or any joint pain which helps in relieving the inflammation, swelling and intense pain. Although it has a high success rate in terms of relief it still has many risks associated with it such as:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Infection
  • Gastrointestinal ulcers
  • Fat atrophy
  • To avoid the risks, these injections should be taken in low dosages under the recommendation of a physician.

    What dietary restrictions should be considered for gout?

    Gout is caused by excessive accumulation of Uric acid in the blood or joints, hence a high protein diet is usually avoided in this case such as lentils, beans, spinach etc.

    What joints are prone to dislocations?

    The joints in the knees, hips, elbows, and ankles are highly susceptible to dislocation because of an injury or fall.

    What are the common causes of Shoulder Pain?

    Shoulder pain is an alarming sign of injury of the bones, tendon or rotator cuff of the shoulder which may happen because of arthritis, bone fracture, dislocation or Tendinitis (inflammation of a tendon). Certain cases of nerve-pinching, tumors, and infection also cause shoulder pain.

    How long is the recovery phase after a replacement surgery (shoulder/hip/knee)?

    Recovery phase after the surgery depends on many factors such as age, history of the patient, type of the surgery, and medical condition. In general, it takes approximately 6-8 weeks after the surgery to regain daily functions.

    What precautions should be taken after hip replacement surgery?

    Generally demanding and rigorous activities should be avoided after the replacement. Too much of hip bending should be avoided. While getting up and sitting back, support should be taken to reduced pressure on the hip.

    How much mobility and pain relief are expected after the knee replacement surgery?

    There is a significant reduction in the pain and better mobility observed after the knee replacement surgery. Though the weight, activity level, physical condition, and age of the patient are major decisive factors here.