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heel jarthe patient standing on tiptoe feels pain on suddenly bringing the heels to the ground:
1. in the spine in Pott disease or disc space infection;
2. in one lumbar region in renal calculus.
The production of pain by having the patient stand on tiptoes and suddenly bring the heels to the floor. This physical finding may be suggestive of spinal disease, pelvic inflammatory disease in women, or kidney stones, among other ailments.
See also: jar