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Been 6 months and im still trying to recover from heel spur. Have tried exercises, inserts , rest & still lots of pain. Whats next? Am flat footed.

Been 6 months and im still trying to recover from heel spur. Have tried exercises, inserts , rest & still lots of pain. Whats next? Am flat footed.

See your doc: If you've been doing all the right things for 6 months without improvement then it may be time to consider other options (injections, formal therapy, surgery). However, heel pain can last a long time and waiting rarely causes bigger problems if the discomfort is bearable. ...Read more

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Heel Spur (Definition)

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

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