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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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Heel spur surgery, how much does it cost and is it worth it?

Heel spur surgery, how much does it cost and is it worth it?

Price Varies: Cost varies depending on specific procedure and where done. If conservative care does not help then surgery is an option that does well to relieve pain. ...Read more

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I had heel spur surgery. ;can the pain come back?

Yes: Heel pain is predominantly treated non-operatively. (about 95%) of the time. The research shows that plantar fascia release or heel spur surgery (unless done for nerve symptoms) has about a 50% success rate. So it is quite possible to have recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure heel spurs without surgery?

The following:: Achilles stretching plantar fasciitis night splints intrinsic muscle exercises orthotics formal physical therapy shockwave treatment injections (platelet rich plasma, cortisone) shoe modifications time.... ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of heel spurs without having surgery?

No, but...: Heel spurs rarely need to be removed. They are responsible for pain perhaps 1% of the time. They are not on the weightbearing surface of the heel and represent a calcification of the plantar fascia. Most times the pain is plantar fasciitis, which cna be treated successfully 95% of the time by non-surgical methods. ...Read more

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I have heel spurs(plantar fasciitis ). Would surgery completely eliminate it?

I have heel spurs(plantar fasciitis ). Would surgery completely eliminate it?

Last resort: Normally this is a last resort since this is caused by improper biomechanical support. Injections, taping, orthotics and stretching exercises are often successful. Surgery to remove spur and release tension on plantar fascia can be considered if other measures do not work. Diagnosis should be re-evaluated first. Surgery if often but not always successful. ...Read more

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Should I have surgery on a heel spur?

Should I have surgery on a heel spur?

Surgery: As long as you have tried and failed several different types of conservative therapies, then surgery is warranted. Heel spur surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to treat a heel spur?

Is surgery the only way to treat a heel spur?

Heel spur: There are several non surgical therapies to treat heel spurs. You have injection therapy orthotics, and a course of nsaid's all of which can be effective in treating heel spurs, and are non surgical. However if these non surgical options fail they surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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I have a posterior Achilles heel spur. What do you recommend other than surgery?

I have a posterior Achilles heel spur.  What do you recommend other than surgery?

Padding: You can pad the back of your shoes to keep the heel from rubbing too much. You may also try heel lifts to take pressure off the achilles tendon and keep it from rubbing the spur so much. Anti inflammatory medication would be helpful as well. ...Read more

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