The Painful HeelIn obese patients who have been trying desperately to keep theirweight down by severe dieting, a curious symptom sometimes occurs.They complain of an unbearable pain in their heels which they feel onlywhile standing or walking. As soon as they take the weight off theirheels the pain ceases. These cases are the bane of therheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons who have treated thembefore they come to us. All the usual investigations are entirelynegative, and there is not the slightest response to anti- rheumaticmedication or physiotherapy. The pain may be so severe that thepatients are obliged to give up their occupation, and they are notinfrequently labeled as a case ofhysteria. When their heels are carefully examined one finds that thesole is softer than normal and that the heel bone - the calcaneus - canbe distinctly felt, which is not the case in a normal foot.We interpret the condition as a lack of the hard fatty pad on which thecalcaneus rests and which protects both the bone and the skin of thesole from pressure. This fat is like a springy cushion which carries theweight of the body. Standing on a heel in which this fat is missing orreduced must obviously be very painful. In their efforts to keep theirweight down these patients have consumed this normal structural fat.Those patients who have a normal or subnormal weight while showingthe typically obese fat deposits are made to eat to capacity, oftenmuch against their will, for one week. They gain weight rapidly butthere is no improvement in the painful heels. They are then started onthe routine HCG treatment. Overweight patients are treatedimmediately. In both cases the pain completely disappears in 10-20days of dieting, usually around the 15th day of treatment, and so farno case has had a relapse, though we have been able to follow up suchpatients for years.We are particularly interested in these cases, as they furnish furtherproof of the contention that HCG + 500 Calories not only removesabnormal fat but actually permits normal fat to be replaced, in spite ofthe deficient food intake. It is certainly not so that the mere loss ofweight reduces the pain, because it frequently disappears before theweight the patient had prior to the period of forced feeding is reached.
You know how the Pounds & Inches book reported that heel pain just sort of disappears when following this protocol? I can now testify to that fact. For YEARS, my left heel hurt - an unexplainable "no idea where it came from or how to correct it" heel pain. It's gone now. I started noticing it going away about a week ago, but this morning, it's just no longer there.
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