How to treat persistent heel pain?
Q: I am 27 year old male living in UAE for the last five years. I am working for an IT firm in Abu Dhabi. Originally I am from Kerala. The nature of my work forces me to spend almost 8 hrs in front of a computer. Recently I got married and am living with my wife here. I am suffering from pain in my legs. It started 3 months back (in August) when I went for a short vacation in India for my marriage. First time it started in my right knee and heel. I consulted an orthopaedic specialist and after checking my blood he told that the uric acid level is a bit more than normal and he prescribed me Zybric 100 mg, G.I. Nac, Rofeet 30 mg for three days. After taking the medicines I was okay and I came back to UAE and resumed duty. After one month the pain started again and this time it was in the upper part of the thigh. I took some pain killer (Voltaren) which was the alternate tablet available here for the tablet which was prescribed by the doctor in India. I got relief. But then it started coming again, this time it was in the thigh joints. I have consulted a general physician here and checked the uric acid level again. Doctor told me that it is in the normal range and the pain is not related to high uric acid. Now am having pain in both my heels. The pain is severe when I get up from bed in the morning after sleep and then I can not walk properly for a few minutes. After walking some time the pain reduces but small amount of pain still remains. Please tell me what kind of disease is this and kindly help me to get rid of this problem.
A:It appears that you are suffering from disease usually called as soft tissue rheumatism. You should take low dose of voltaren i.e. one tablet daily for 15-20 days and thereafter you may need it again for few days once in few months. Provided no other symptoms appear, this will help you.