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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Heel Spurs

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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What's the treatment for a heel spur?

What's the treatment for a heel spur?

many different ways: Take pressure off of pto, change the way the foot is working with supports. Compresses to area and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What treatment do you recommend for heel spurs?

What treatment do you recommend for heel spurs?

See below: Treatment can start with inserts and anti-inflammatory meds, cortisone injections, orthotics, physical therapy, prp treatments, surgery. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the general treatment for heel spurs?

If there is plantar-: -fasciitis, first inserts R used along with NSAIDS, & activity modification. If this fails injections R used, & if no good response after a couple, some do surgery 2 cut the fascial attachment @ the calcaneus. ...Read more

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What is treatment for heel spurs?

Keep in mind: That most commonly the pain of heel spurs is actually plantar fasciitis. Spurs rarely need to be treated, as they aren't on a weightbearing surface. Pf is an inflammation of the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel. Spurs are a calcification of this attachment. Treatment is a combination of orthotics, stretching, icing, cortisone, night splints and more. Surgery is infrequently needed. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for a heel spur?

Heel spur: Stretching exercises, physical therapy, injections of anti-inflammatory medicine and foot orthotics are the usual treatments. ...Read more

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Which treatment have you rec'd for heel spurs?

Which treatment have you rec'd for heel spurs?

Massage, stretching: Orthotics, ice, antiinflammatories, night splints are a good starting point.... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms/treatment for a heel spur?

What are the symptoms/treatment for a heel spur?

Plantar fasciitis: Heel spurs alone don't cause pain. The pain is most likely from plantar fasciitis. Stretching exercises, anti-inflammatories, orthotics, night splints and physical therapy can aid in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. If these therapies don't work, a physician might be required to perform injection therapy, electrotherapy or even a surgical release of the plantar fascia. ...Read more

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Does anybody know a good treatment for heel spurs at home?

OTC arch supports: you can try the thick gel heel pads but you will probably do better with an otc arch support- in sporting good stores- not drug stores. If not successful, you may need a cortisone injections or custom orthotics. Don't waste time with frozen rollers, or other gadgets- they do nothing. ...Read more

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What are treatments for those suffering from heel spurs ?

Stretching, ice, no : Heel pain can be treated with stretching exercises, ice, foot soaks, and not going barefoot, cortisone injections and physical therapy. Custom orthotics can also be used to control foot motion to alleviate pressure on the area. ...Read more

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