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A 52-year-old male asked:

Is surgery an only option for heal spur in a 71 years old lady?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Hold on there.: Surgery is not the only option for a heel spur at any age. Heel spur surgery does not always end up so well, as many patients are unsatisfied with the results. There is a lot to consider before agreeing to have surgery. Location of the spur, foot function, activity level are just a few. I would suggest another opinion.
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