A 35-year-old white, previously healthy man presented with an 8-h history of pain on the right heel that worsened while walking. There had been no prior foot or ankle injury. On physical examination there was no abnormality (foreign body, swelling, or deformity) found. The patient was asked to walk on his tiptoes, and then on the heels, and he reported pain while walking on his right heel. On reevaluation, a hair seemingly attached to the right heel (Figure 1) was observed. Dermoscopy with a handheld dermatoscope showed a 5-mm hair (Figure 2) penetrating the skin. A hair measuring 10 mm (Figure 3) was removed with tweezers and pain relief was immediate.
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Published online: June 19, 2019
Accepted: April 22, 2019
Received: April 12, 2019
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