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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Heel Spur (Overview)

A true heel spur is the projection of bone from the main body of the calcaneous (heel bone).


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What causes heel spurs?

What causes heel 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 more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
1 Doctor shared a insight

Heel Spur (Overview)

A true heel spur is the projection of bone from the main body of the calcaneous (heel bone).


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If I have pain on the bottom of my heel, can that be the result of a heel spur?

If I have pain on the bottom of my heel, can that be the result of a heel spur?

Plantar fasciitis is: More likely. Spurs are the calcification of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel. And cause pain maybe 1% of the time. You can have a large spur with no pain or a great deal of pain without any spur. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
Once
Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
Once
Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What are the different ways to treat heel spurs?

What are the different ways to treat heel spurs?

First of all,: Most of the time, spurs are not what us painful. Rather it is plantar fasciitis. Treatment usually starts with a combination of orthotics, icing, stretching, night splints and oral or injectable medication. Surgery is infrequently done and shouldn't be a first line treatment. ...Read more

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My heel has become painful and I am having pain. I'm guessing it's a heel spur. Please advise how I can treat this and will it get better?

Heel spurs don't: Hurt. Millions of people have them and don't know it. There are many causes for heel pain, with plantar fasciitis being the most common. It's important you get diagnosed properly before you attempt any treatment. See a podiatrist, get an x-ray, and only then will any treatment be effective. It's ill-advised to take guesses or spend money on inserts without first knowing what's causing your pain. ...Read more

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How are heel spurs treated?

How are heel spurs treated?

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 more

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How do you cure heel spur?

No cure: There's not a "cure" for heel spurs but treatments to decrease the swelling and pain around the spur. Typically a heel spur is the sign for plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of heel spurs?

Surgery: The only way to get rid of a spur is surgery but most heel pain can be handled with out surgery. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to prevent a heel spur on a foot?

Since most: Theories support the idea inferior heel spurs isn't the cause of pain but rather the origin of the plantar fascia being inflammed or degenerated preventing a spur is not as important as preventing fasciopathy. ...Read more

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What is a heel spur?

What is a heel spur?

Bony growth on heel: A heel spur is a bony growth usually at the insertion of the plantar fasscia of the foot. With continued stress on the foot, the bony growth can grow to a point of causing pain. It has a "beak like" appearance. If you are having problems see an orthopedist, foot and ankle specialist or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is a heel spur?

Bone spur on heel: A bone spur on the heel can be on the bottom of the heel or the back of the heel. Based on the location and the pain the treatment can be different. The most common is the bottom of the heel and here are some resources.
www. Centralmasspodiatry. Com/heel
I you want to clarify the problem let me know ...Read more

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How do you cure heel spur?

No cure: There's not a "cure" for heel spurs but treatments to decrease the swelling and pain around the spur. Typically a heel spur is the sign for plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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What's good for a heel spur?

Spur No Spur.: Probably the better question is "what's good for heel pain? ". Heel spurs do not necessarily mean a person is going to have heel pain. Not having heel spurs doesn't necessarily mean that there is no heel pain. Go figure. So, you are not really treating the spur, but actually the inflamed fascia. There are many theories as to how this should be done. Seek a specialists evaluation and success rate. ...Read more

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Can heel spur go away with time?

Heel spurs: Never go away but the symptoms can be reduced or eliminated. Bone that is formed causing spurs does not disappear unless you have it surgically removed. ...Read more

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How can I reduce heel spur pain?

Heel spur??: Heel spurs have never been shown to cause heel pain, no matter what you hear, read, or your doctor tells you. Calves that are too tight cause heel pain. Stretch your calves 3 min. 3 times everyday and you will get over it. Stretch your calves, save your feet. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a heel spur?

The most common: Symptom pattern is called post static dyskinesia--pain that is worst when you first stand up. This happens when you first get out of bed int he morning and can happen even when you've been sitting down even for a few miniutes. The plantar fascia stiffens from the inflammation [spurs themselves rarely are the cause of pain] and you feel it as it streches. ...Read more

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How can I treat my heel spur fast?

How can I treat my heel spur fast?

If painful: Try ice to area and wear supportive shoes and inserts. Massage may also help. Stretching can provide help in future. See podiatrist if problem persists. ...Read more

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What should I do with a heel spur?

Heel pain: If you are having heel pain it could be cause by plantar fasciitis. This is a ligament type band on the bottom of the foot. Heel spurs normally do not cause pain by themselves unless they fracture. Start with some stretching and wearing supportive shoes.
See your podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more