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Small uneven area on heel (X Ray)

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: January 20, 2021 5:35 AM

Anonymous 35 days

Hi there, I am a 28 years old man and as long as I remember, I do not involved in any accident or any major sports injury, however I felt slight pain when massage my heel. It was after doing X ray only I noticed there is an uneven area on the tip of my calcaneus (heel). It looked like it has been through some friction, hence the uneven surface.
The report says: No evidence of any abnormality.
The ankle mortice is intact.
The calcaneum is normal.

But Im still worry about it as it will feel slight pain sometimes even if I do not touch it. May I know is it a big deal and what should I do to make it recover to normal? or should I avoid doing any sports? Do I need extra cushion to cover that area when wearing shoes? Thanks very much

Dr Ramzdhan 35 days
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for asking us

Through the question and statement you gave on the above section, i completely understand your concern over this matter. But it is difficult for me to give an accurate choice of treatment and management without further examine your problem. I advise you to go to the nearest clinic or to an orthopedics specialist and bring the x-ray image with you as it is crucial for the doctor to have a look at the x-ray.

But I would advised you to monitor your condition for any signs of:

  • Pain during walking, standing or during rest
  • Numbness in your feet
  • Unable to move certain motions of the feet

For now, you should not do anything that could further complicate or injure your heel as playing sports or standing for a long period of time.

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