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Achilles Heel Spur Surgery
Padding: You can pad the back of your shoes to keep the heel from rubbing too much. You may also try heel lifts to take pressure off the achilles tendon and keep it from rubbing the spur so much. Anti inflammatory medication would be helpful as well. ...Read more
What can u do 4 Achilles tendonosis. Already had prolotherapy and prp injection & didn't work? Also have calcaneal heel spur.
I have pain on the outside of my foot. Dr said it was Achilles' tendon heel spur. How can this be if the swelling and pain are on the side?
GOOD POINT: That's a good point. A retrocalcaneal spur should hurt directly behind the heel bone. Talk to your doctor again; make sure he/she knows exactly where the pain is located, and ask them this same question. ...Read more
Around my belly button feels hard and it feels like a round ball or something is sitting on top of it. I am a 49 year old female who weighs 272 lbs. I also have deep tissue adema from heel spur surgery. Last night my problem with my belly began. When i
What is the best way to treat a heel spur fracture? 6 weeks without bearing weight or surgery for removal of the broken spur?
Usually conservative: If this is truely a fracture to the heel spur on the bottom of the heel, then conservative care will usually resolve the problem. Cast boot, icing, nsaids, limited standing and walking and elevation often, will usually resolve the problem. This may be weeks to several months. After much improvement, then good shoes and supports, stretching and gradual return to normal activities. Most do well. ...Read more
Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?
Follow up : With your surgeon, let them know your condition. Be patient but concerned. 2 weeks post- op is still considered part of the healing time. ...Read more
Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?
Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more
Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?
No, but...: Heel spurs rarely need to be removed. They are responsible for pain perhaps 1% of the time. They are not on the weightbearing surface of the heel and represent a calcification of the plantar fascia. Most times the pain is plantar fasciitis, which cna be treated successfully 95% of the time by non-surgical methods. ...Read more
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
10 weeks post-op left Achilles tendon surgery. I had tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed. And i still have pain and swelling. Is this normal?
I am 14 weeks post-op left Achilles tendon surgery. I had tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed and reattachment. And i still have pain and swelling?
I don't have pain from pf, but from my back of heel and my Achilles and now they are saying surgery. We've tried everything. What is success rate of surgery?
This would : Be variable as different patients present with different extents of the injury. Some tendons can be shredded or retracted and they will heal at a different rate then say a clean laceration. Some tears are partial, some complete so all these factors come into play. ...Read more
If you are having heel pain it could be cause by plantar fasciitis. This is a ligament type band on the bottom of the foot. Heel spurs normally do not cause pain by themselves unless they fracture. Start with some stretching and wearing supportive shoes.
See your podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more
Visit your local: Podiatrist and and your feet examined. The presence of a spur can easily be determined with an x-ray. Keep in mind, however, that spurs are responsible for heel pain only about 1% of the time. Pain is more commonly caused by plantar fasciitis and spurs are merely the calcifcation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many people have heel slurs visible on x-ray but only a tiny fraction of those actually have any pain. It is felt that while a heel spur may contribute to heel pain it is not the sole (sorry for the pun) cause. If you've been told you have a spur because of a recent x-ray but you don't have any pain, then don't worry about it. ...Read more