Patient – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Summary

  • Heel pain is often associated with Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

 

How did I get this?

  • There is a higher incidence of inflammation in the heel where the achilles tendon and the plantar fascia attach.

 

What can I do about it?

  • Rest
  • Use immunosuppressant and pain relief if prescrib

 

What help can I get for this?

  • Scans may identify inflammatory hot spots.
  • A Podiatrist will provide splinting or immobilisation, orthotics, footwear advice and strengthening exercises.
  • Your doctor may advise blood tests and medication, and possibly referral to a rheumatologist.

 

When will it get better?

  • Managing the symptoms may provide fast relief, but treatment will be long term and involve appropriate footwear and support to reduce load on the painful areas.

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