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Sprains and Strains


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Comment from: bob, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 16

I was playing a racket sport and got a sharp pain [felt like a pop] on the bottom of my foot. Now it is sore to walk on. It is sore to the touch in the area of the heel and arch. I have no pain when I am not on foot.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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