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can anyone offer any suggestions?

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  • Posted By: Kiwiborn
  • September 28, 2007
  • 03:07 AM

I have no health insurance here in the states and cannot afford to go visit a doctor. My husband is a teacher and his employer only covers him with healthcare, we cannot afford any cover for me.

my problem is this. Before I left New Zealand in february (about 2 weeks before i left actually), i discovered a lump in my on my archilles tendon on my left leg. The lump itself is not painful, however, walking can be very painful, particularly after i have been sitting for a while and/ or sleeping and I first get up. I can barely walk. I have had no injury to the area that i am aware of, and i rarely wore heels. I was a nurse for 30 years and am totally used to wearing low heeled shoes.

My initial thought was perhaps it was a ganglion, however the lump is not mobile at all. It is growing and sometimes causes burning pain in my heel at night... I have in the past 3 weeks discovered one growing on my other heel. This one is growing very rapidly. It is limiting the amount of walking that I am able to do which is very frustrating for me as i love to walk, and both are causing me continuous pain. I am starting to feel like an old hobbling woman at the young age of 51...

Can any one help?

Thanks Kiwiborn,.

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