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Is Sore Heel A Symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2015-03-13 09:35

Topics: PKD PKD Symptoms

Details: My partner has Polycystic Kidney Disease and has awoken this morning with really sore heels. I was trying to find out if this was another symptom of PKD?

Expert Answer

Sore heels or heel pain can result from various disorders such as the heel bone, joint, slippery bursa, fascia, and so on. During the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease, heel pain may appear. That is to say, sore heel indeed can be one sign of PKD, although not so commonly.

With the expansion of kidney cysts, they will replace inherent kidney functioning tissues gradually. Then, kidneys may fail to maintain calcium and phosphorus balance. This can trigger bone disease easily. When bone in heels is involved in calcium and phosphorus imbalance, patients’ heel may become painful.

Additionally, PKD may cause extra uric acid to build up in the body, resulting in gout easily. Gout can cause redness and swelling in joints. In most cases, gout is also painful for kidney disease patients. This is another cause of sore heel for PKD patients.

In view of this, patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease should take effective treatments to manage this problem. To maintain patients’ calcium and phosphors balance and eliminate uric acid from the body, Hot Compress Therapy is suggested. It can also help improve patients’ kidney function and shrink kidney cysts effectively. To learn more about this therapy, you can contact us directly.

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