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Bilateral Plantar Calcaneal Spurs
Wolff's Law...: Paraphrased, bone grows in relation to stress. When an abnormal "pull" is placed on the bone, it will grow in that direction over time. After enough time, a "heel spur" can be visualized. It's more the sign of a chronic condition that the source of the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?
Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot.Could it be misaligned calcaneus?
Irritat'n of cover'g: Initially, irritation of the outer covering of the tendon called the paratendon causes a paratendonitis. The word paratendonitis simply indicates that there is inflammation around the tendon. Inflammation of the tendocalcaneal bursa may also be present with the paratendonitis.Either of these conditions may be due to repeated overuse, or ill-fitting shoes that rub on the tendon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cartilage connection: Coalitions are connections between two bones. These connections can either be osseous or nonosseous. Nonosseous coalitions are two bones that are connected to each other generally via cartilage instead of two fused bones (osseous coalition). A nonosseous calcaneonavicular coalition means that these two bones are not fused together but are connected likely via cartilage. ...Read more
Don't treat them: Heel spurs don't hurt. They are a byproduct of plantar fasciitis. If you reduce the inflammation of the fascia with support, antiinflammatories, stretching, icing, etc and continue to support with good shoes and possibly orthotics, there is little need to do anything to the spur. If all else fails, they can be removed, but it is the cutting of the attached plantar fascia that helps the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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