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Heel Pain From Bone Spur Or Plantar Faciitis
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.
Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...Read more
I have pain in my left heel for a month now. How can I tell if it's plantar fascitis or a bone spur or a fracture of the heel bone? Thanks.
A spur and fascitis:
Are for all intents and purposes treated the same way. A xray lets you know if the spur is present, and fascitis is said to be diagnosed via ultrasound or MRI as having fascia with a thickness greater than 3mm.
A fracture usually presents different from the others. Pain usually doesn't ease up as you start to walk on it, and there is pain on compression of the heel. An MRI helps make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Midfoot bone spurs — are a cause of overpronation and plantar fasciitis? My running progress is hindered by foot issues, should I get surgery?
I have heel pain on the right side of my left heel. Hurts even when resting. It's on the bone so doesn't seem like plantar fasciitis. What could it be?
Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. In extreme cases bone spurs have grown along a person's entire skeletal structure. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more
Yes.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. They can grow along a person's entire skeletal structure, including the knees. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more
Excruciating pain in heels. Can't stand up a lot. Get shots of pain that makes me crumble at times. Have bone spurs. Achillies Tendonitis. Help?
No, it is not dangerous, but it can be very painful. Spurs can either be on the back or bottom of the heel; on the back, it can cause Achilles tendinitis, on the bottom, it can irritate the plantar fascia, causing plantar fasciitis, especially noticeable those first few steps in the morning. There are many ways to treat plantar fasciitis.
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It is common: With the other symptom you are presenting with you should be evaluated for some systemic condition which may be causing the symptoms however. ...Read more
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How do I know if I have bone spurs on my heel. Every morning when I get up I cannot put weight on my left heal because it feels like there is a knife sticking in it. it eases off after a while but, never completely goes away. Is this a sign of a bon?
Heel Pain/Heel Spurs: The only way to know if you have heel spurs on your heels is with an x-ray. They can't be felt. With that in mind both plantar fasciitis and heel spurs will present the same way. You need to ice your heels, stretch your calves (before you get out of bed or after sitting), wear supportive shoes and probably need to see a foot doctor for more comprehensive treatment. ...Read more
Very painful bone spur on the side of my heel. Podiatrist had me do stretches, injection, taping, anti-inflammatory, nothing worked. Now what?
Yes: Plantar fasciitis can respond to taping of the arch and foot despite the presence of a bone spur. Many times the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis comes not from the bone spur itself, but from the straining of the plantar fascia (the band of ligaments that go from the heel to the forefoot.) taping is certainly worth a try but be sure to consult with your physician to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a very small umbilical hernia and a bone spur in my heel. Would these make me fail a pre-employment physical?
I have incredible pain in my feet. Brownish dots going up ankles as well. I'm obese. Doc says I have bone spurs and plantar fasc. When will pain go away?
My left ankle area swells, sometimes it hurts and it looks like it is broken. I had it x-rayed and the Doctor said bone spur and plantar fasciatis ...
Makes sense.: Swelling as you describe it is usually caused by an instability of the ankle. The edema is the body's way of using water to form a cast for increased stability. The issue is to find just why the stability is needed. Fasciitis and plantar spur can and often do cause pain which could cause you to alter your normal stance and gait. This change can change the way you ankle works and causes swelling. ...Read more
Bone spur on heel ok just wondering cause my girlfriends going for an operation on her bone spur on her heel she's not getting it taken out but filed down im just wondering what anthestic will she be going on and is it dangerous the doctor said that me w
Mother has planter fasciitis w bone spur,she took oral medications w IM injections and used silicon heel w exercises w stretch w Ice w rest w no good?
What to do if I have a bone spur and I don't mind it, it causes no pain it is on my foot not the heel but if I don't get rid of it will it cause anything bad to me?
Spur: Spurs don't have to hurt. When or if it does, see your podiatrist for help ...Read more
Is there any exercise or self treatment for a bone spur / bruised heel? I usually like to do all I can before going to doc!!
Yes: Ice your heels, stretch your Achilles tendon as much as possible. If you still have pain see a podiatrist for further stretching exercises. By the way a bruised heel is not really a bone spur. You have to see why you heel is bruised. ...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?
Is it unusual to have multiple areas with bone spurs? I've got or had them in my hand, heel, elbow, hips, big toe... I'm just a bone grower :-d
Consult: I suggest you see a rheumatologist. You need to be tested to see if you have a systemic problem causing these spurs. ...Read more
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?
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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