BENGALURU: I am 25-years-old female and I have been suffering from a severe back and side pain since the last two months. I feel I am getting used to the pain so I have avoided going to the doctor. But last night when I wore heels, my back and side pain became unbearable. The pain also becomes unbearable when I bend down to sweep the floor or lift some things. Will this get serious? I have no such medical history.Back pain in this age group will be due to stress of the muscles, which is known as Acute Lumbosacral Strain.
This increases when you lift weight bending forward which creates nerve pressure on the back muscle. Wearing heeled foot wear alters the normal posture of the body which in turn exhorts more pressure on the back muscle. Weak back muscle is the main cause for lumbosacral strain.
You need to strengthen the back muscles under the guidance of physiotherapy. If symptoms persists even after the physiotherapy session, please consult doctor for further evaluation. You have to look for symptoms like pain radiating to legs/numbness weakness in
When I have my periods I get a severe pain on my heels. I can hardly walk and I find my heels turning cold and heavy. What can this be and how can I avoid this pain?
You might be suffering from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a ligament structure which is attached to heel bone when there is excess of pressure over the heel due to standing for long time, or swelling increases around the ankle, you will start getting pain.
You need to use silicon heel pads available in pharmacy which will reduce pressure over heel.
If pain persists you need to consult doctor and take an x-ray of heel to rule out bony growth in heel bone known as calcaneal spur. Physiotherapy is also useful.
The expert is a consultant orthopedic and arthroscopy surgeon at Fortis Hospitals, Nagarbhavi