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anniebeth

Heel Cartilage

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When I was in elementary school, I had a problem with my heel. From what I remember, the cartilage on the bottom was loose, and when I walked it would rub against the bone. I had to limit activity and try not to run on hard surfaces for a while. Does anyone know what this was and if it was related to celiac at all?

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I've never heard of anyone else having that problem -- my doctor was baffled. But, yes, my heel bone got bruised just from walking around when I was younger, too. I was supposed to wear really snug shoes so it wouldn't rub, but that didn't actually help. I spent a good chunk of time in fourth grade limping, but I was fine when I wasn't wearing shoes. Eventually, it just went away, but I had it for several months -- possibly even the whole school year. It was a long time ago, so I can't be completely sure. I do remember my doctor told me to take advil for the pain, and I thought advil tasted like candy, so I loved that part of the whole thing.

I honestly doubt it had anything to do with Celiacs... I would chalk it up to a bizarre and badly-synchronized growth spurt or something. But who knows... It's definitely interesting to see I'm not the only one who had this.

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I have had foot problems for years. I had surgery to remove excess cartilage around my right heel and outside ankle bone, but it didnt' help much. I have been on crutches, walking with a cane, in a wheelchair (the problem is now in both my ankles and knees) and doctors are baffled. They know something is wrong but for five years have sent me to every specialist in the province, with no luck. I now just do physio and keep myself at a moderate activity level, but I do walk with a limp and my ankel goes out frequently.

Probably not related to celiac disease but strange to hear that others have had problems.

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