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how can i treat my heel spur fast?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Nothing fast: Use ice, stretching, supports & antiinflamatories.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
If painful: Try ice to area and wear supportive shoes and inserts. Massage may also help. Stretching can provide help in future. See podiatrist if problem persists.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What is the procedure for removing a heel spur?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
None: Heel spurs typically do not cause pain. Therefore, the procedure should not be done unless you have had the opinion of an orthopedic surgeon trained in foot and ankle.
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What is a heel spur?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Bony growth on heel: A heel spur is a bony growth usually at the insertion of the plantar fasscia of the foot. With continued stress on the foot, the bony growth can grow to a point of causing pain. It has a "beak like" appearance. If you are having problems see an orthopedist, foot and ankle specialist or a podiatrist.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How to treat a heel spur?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Rest, ice, NSAIDs: The heel spur is a sign that there is traction on the bone, but is rarely the cause of the pain. Plantar fasciitis is usually the culprit. Sudden increases in pain can be treated with rest, good supportive footwear, gel heel cups, ice massage, stretching of the calf muscles and anti-inflammatories (nsaids). All ot these can be done on your own. Of course, physicians can add many treatment measures.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha commented
Podiatry 38 years experience
Agree with Dr Holmes. In our office we use a good supports instead of heel cups. Using a night splint is very helpful. Custom orthotics used if OTC are not adequate. NO weightbearing fitness activity until well.
Jul 18, 2012
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the remedy for my heel spur and plantar?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Stretchinig/good sho: Heel spurs and heel pain are usually due to plantar fasciitis. This is treated with a good stretching program, ice, good shoes with good arch supports, perhaps heel cups and maybe night spiints. Most of this can be done by the patient but if not responding, may need to see pcp, pt, orthopedist, podiatrist and or orthotics specialist. This can be helped!
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can heel spur go away with time?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
A spur will NEVER: Go away on its own. 99% of the time if a heel is painful, the pain is from plantar fasciitis, not the spur itself and those spurs can stay forever, other spurs can occur on the foot. Those can cause plenty of pain and often need to be removed surgically.

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