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How do i heal/prevent heal spurs?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Proper footwear: The best ways to do this are to wear good fitting footwear; and stretch well before and after any exercise/physical activity.
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Focus on the cause: Heel spurs themselves rarely cause pain. Many have spurs that are incidentally ("stumbled upon") found on x-rays. Plantar fasciitis is often called "heel spur syndrome, " even though the plantar fascia (a thick ligament) causes the heel pain, not the spur. Stretching the calf muscles, avoiding weight gain and overtraining and wearing high-quality footwear are the keys to preventing pf.
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