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Are All Diagnostic Tests For Heel Spur Done Locally What Are They
Rest, ice, NSAIDs: The heel spur is a sign that there is traction on the bone, but is rarely the cause of the pain. Plantar fasciitis is usually the culprit. Sudden increases in pain can be treated with rest, good supportive footwear, gel heel cups, ice massage, stretching of the calf muscles and anti-inflammatories (nsaids). All ot these can be done on your own. Of course, physicians can add many treatment measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heel spur: There are several non surgical therapies to treat heel spurs. You have injection therapy orthotics, and a course of nsaid's all of which can be effective in treating heel spurs, and are non surgical. However if these non surgical options fail they surgery is indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No effect: A heel spur is a calcification of the attachment of the plantar fascia (on the bottom) or the achilles tendon (in the back). These are the result of long-term mechanical overuse and have nothing to do with calcium supplementation. The suprs themselves are responsible for pain in perhaps 1% of patients. Many people have large spurs with no pain and a great deal of pain, yet no spur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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