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Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Either: A podiatrist can be an ankle surgeon, you likely meant podiatrist or orthopedist, either can help you. ...Read more

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Heel Spur (Definition)

A true heel spur is the projection of bone from the main body of ...Read more


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Difference between a heel spur or plantar fasciitis?

Difference between a heel spur or plantar fasciitis?

Heel spur : Is a projection of bone on the bottom part of the heel. Plantar fascitiis is a broad banded ligament that originates from the bottom of the heel and supports the arch. The symptoms and treatment are virtually the same. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Heel spurs: Heel spurs do not bruise the heel. But you can bruise the heel spur. Heel spurs normally hurt as the soft tissue attachment and around the spur becomes inflamed. If you step on something hard and bruise the heel if can set up pain at the heel spur. Your local podiatrist can help you. ...Read more

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Bone spur "side of heel", treatment?

Need more info: In order to answer this question more information is needed. Some bone spurs are dealt with conservatively and some are surgical issues. I would recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Technically : No a spur is a bony prominence, plantar fascia is a broad banded ligament, but the symptoms are essentially the same. ...Read more

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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

Will hallux rigidus  cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...Read more

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Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch then it could place more stress on the plantar fascia ligament for support. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment if you have this issue. ...Read more

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I have heel spurs(plantar fasciitis ). Would surgery completely eliminate it?

I have heel spurs(plantar fasciitis ). Would surgery completely eliminate it?

Last resort: Normally this is a last resort since this is caused by improper biomechanical support. Injections, taping, orthotics and stretching exercises are often successful. Surgery to remove spur and release tension on plantar fascia can be considered if other measures do not work. Diagnosis should be re-evaluated first. Surgery if often but not always successful. ...Read more

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Do heel spurs always cause heel pain?

Do heel spurs always cause heel pain?

No: It's possible to have a heel spur — a bony growth that usually begins on the front of your heel bone and points toward the arch of your foot — without realizing it. Heel spurs don't always cause pain. In fact, heel spurs often show up unexpectedly on X-rays taken for some other problem. Heel spurs occur in at least half the people who have plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis), a painful condition involving the thick tissue that runs between your heel bone and your toes. In the past, doctors often performed surgery to remove heel spurs, believing them to be the cause of the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. In treating plantar fasciitis now, doctors rely more on ice, arch supports, physical therapy and pain medications, and surgery is rarely performed. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure to remove painful heel spurs?

Yes: There are actually several procedures for heel spurs if all conservative care has failed. Talk to your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Scar tissue after plantar fibroma ?

Scar tissue after plantar fibroma ?

Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs i usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session). ...Read more

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What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more

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Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot.Could it be misaligned calcaneus?

Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot.Could it be misaligned calcaneus?

Misaligned talus: Is usually what happens with what you are describing. This happens in a pronatory foot. Orthotics are good conservative treatment. An implant between the talus and calcaneus is a surgical option. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Heel pain: More likely cause is heel spur where achilles tendon attaches to calcaneus (heelbone), especially in women who wear high heels often. But sciatica is also possibility in one who has degeneration in spine. Heel spurs respond to gradual stretching of achilles tendon (i.e. Lower heels on shoes). See neurologist to determine which source is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

No: To say something can heal implies a wound. The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is removed, the symptoms may resolve. The boney deformity will not go away. If it continues to be painful after conservative treatment fails, consider surgical correction. ...Read more

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