I fell in January on a wet floor pulling all the muscles in both legs. Once the pain of the pulled muscles subsided I was left with a severe pain in the back of my heel. It looks almost as if I have a heel above my heel because there is swelling until about 1 inch above the bottom of my foot/heel area. I did see a "specialist" and he put a homemade arch support on my foot that did not help the pain at all. Now it occassionally will look bruised and swell even more. My foot was x-rayd and they said there was nothing broken. I cannot walk very far at all and at times I have to use a cane. In trying to protect my foot my right knee is now beginning to hurt as well.
I am 52 years old and I am overweight, but did not have this kind of pain until after my fall.
I hurt my right knee and now my right heel and the side of my foot hurts
Christine has given you some good advice. Here is some information about the Achilles Heel Tendon and what happens when it ruptures or tears.
Hope this helps! Take care and stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!Vicki M