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Doctor insights on: Dorsal And Plantar Calcaneal Spurs

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What's a large plantar and dorsal calcanneal spurs on the foot?

What's a large plantar and dorsal calcanneal spurs on the foot?

Calcium build up: The heel bone can have spurs or bone build up in many areas but most commonly to the back of the heel and to the bottom of the heel. The spur on the bottom of the heel is not normally the source of pain but the plantar facsii that is attached to it can be inflamed. The spur to the back of the heel can frequently be very painful with standing, walking, shoes or even light pressure.

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What does this mean A right plantar calcaneal spur is present without reactive change. Os trigonum on the right shows cysts and a spur?

What does this mean A right plantar calcaneal spur is present without reactive change. Os trigonum on the right shows cysts and a spur?

Nothing w/o symptoms: You need to relay your symptoms to a podiatrist (foot doctor) before interpreting any scan / test. It sounds like this X-ray shows some bony growth in the right heel (calcaneal spur) that's not causing any inflammation (reactive change). The trigonum bone in the foot has fluid pockets & some spurs that'd cause pain on the inside of the foot if it were symptomatic. It could be diabetic Charcot foot

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X-ray bilateral feet a tiny calcification is present adjacent to the lateral aspect of the 4th metatarsal head, and a small left plantar calcaneal spur. No other abnormality. Could you please tell me what this all mean. Thank you so much.?

X-ray bilateral feet a tiny calcification is present adjacent to the lateral aspect of the 4th metatarsal head, and a small left plantar calcaneal spur. No other abnormality. Could you please tell me what this all mean. Thank you so much.?

Typical findings.: It describes an accessory bone near the metatarsal head, which is almost always of little consequence. The small plantar spur that is found in many patients and may or may not ever be of consequence. The issue is whether or not these symptoms are somehow linked to any symptoms. It would be interesting to know why the x-ray was taken in the first place.

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I was diagnosed with calcaneal bursitis and plantar fascitis?

I was diagnosed with calcaneal bursitis and plantar fascitis?

Ok not so bad: I'd treat the bursitis with ice and NSAIDs. You might need a cortisone injection. I'd treat the plantar fasciitis with a lot of stretching and shoes with good arch support. NSAIDs will help and a local injection is a possibility.

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In general, post cavus surgery (calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?

In general, post cavus surgery (calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?

Yes: If the surgery is successful, you will be much better than you were before and as such should be able to participate in amucj higher activity level than before surgery. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon.

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I have calcaneal stress fracture right where my plantar fascia muscle connects to heel. Been on crutches 4 months. Could it be something else?

I have calcaneal stress fracture right where my plantar fascia muscle connects to heel. Been on crutches 4 months. Could it be something else?

Let me explain: Stress fracture should be healed by know? How the diagnosis did was done? Mri or bone scans? Mri is the best available. If those think were done seek second opinion.

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I had an xray which showed calcaneal spur fracture at the back of my heal what is best treatment?

I had an xray which showed calcaneal spur fracture at the back of my heal what is best treatment?

Calcaneal spur: Treatment for this condition consists of a cam walking boot for 6 weeks. If the pain does not subside then you may need surgical excision.

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Bone spur and Plantar fascitis in left foot from accident that fractured entire left side of body. Severe pain left outside of foot, under+behind heel.

Bone spur and Plantar fascitis in left foot from accident that fractured entire left side of body. Severe pain left outside of foot, under+behind heel.

Lots of possibilitie: S. Plantar fascia disease, damage to Baxter's nerve, arthritis from trauma, ununited fracture, tendon disease, etc. You need a good ortho evaluation and, possibly, X-rays/MRI.

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What exactly is a calcaneal spur?

What exactly is a calcaneal spur?

Heel bone spurs: Caused by damage to heel bone over a long period of time as a result of chronic inflammation of the achilles tendon in the calf or the plantar fascia on the soles of the feet. [see image for example of each].

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What is success rate of calcaneal spur removal? Complications? Would you recommend it? Always in constant pain tried a few things didn't work.

What is success rate of calcaneal spur removal? Complications? Would you recommend it? Always in constant pain tried a few things didn't work.

Do not need removal: A plantar calcaneal spur very seldon need to be removed and only on very special circustances. The heel spur is not the source of the heel pain, the source of the heel pain is due to plantar fasciitis and in rare occasion due to entrapment of a very small nerve (called the nerve of the abdq).Conservative measures work very well the majority of the time.

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What can I do to treat a calcaneal spur in heel?

What can I do to treat a calcaneal spur in heel?

A few things: Make sure your shoes have good cushion and support and are not excessively worn. If so, replace them. You might want to try over-the-counter arch supports. Doing runners stretches consistently can be a big help. You can also try over-the-counter antiinflammatories. If not improved, see a podiatrist who can offer prescribed medicine, physical therapy, injections, foot orthoses. Surgery is rare.

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I had plantar warts was completely gone, and now warts come back and grow bigger. Please help! ?

I had plantar warts was completely gone, and now warts come back and grow bigger. Please help! ?

Not Uncommon...: If the warts appear in the same location as before, then the previous warts probably never totally went away in the first place. When warts are under treated, there is a good chance that they will reappear. They are caused by a virus, to small to be seen. By time your eye can actually see them, it's too late. Looks like you must begin treatment again.

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Is it safe if I take Motrin pills for calcaneal spur​!!!! & how many times should I take it in day?

Is it safe if I take Motrin pills for calcaneal spur​!!!! & how many times should I take it in day?

Yes but...: You'd be better served rolling a frozen water bottle on your heel, stretching your Achilles' tendon, and wearing shoes with good arch support. Take the Motrin if those don't help as directed on the bottle. A 5-day course is what I would do but be careful as that med can irritate your stomach and raise your blood pressure.

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If you have a calcaneal spur that is in pain especially when you touch it. Is that because its digging into a tendon such as achilles?

Not necessarily: Pain from a calcaneal spur is generally caused by inflammation where the soft tissue (tendon or fascia) attaches to the spur. You can have a spur in the back of the heel where the achilles' tendon attaches or on the bottom of the heel where the plantar fascia attaches. You can also have pain in these areas without having a spur, just strain on the soft tissue.

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With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?

With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?

GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck!

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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.

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