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Why are there bone spurs on each of my feet and how do I get rid of them?

Why are there bone spurs on each of my feet and how do I get rid of them?

Depends: Where spurs are. Many form from ecessive tension on tendons or ligament at attachment to bone. Sometimes excessive pressure from shoe or other bone can cause this as well as. Key to alleviating symptoms is to remove tension or pressure. Only way to actually remove spur is with surgery, but this may not be necessary if symptoms can be relieved in other ways. ...Read more

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My mom has a bone spur on her foot. She's had it for a while. She's about 250+, im not sure. Is this why she has a bone spur? What can she do to get rid of it? I've only had it twice but it went away by itself

My mom has a bone spur on her foot. She's had it for a while. She's about 250+, im not sure. Is this why she has a bone spur? What can she do to get rid of it? I've only had it twice but it went away by itself

Loss the weight: Weighing 250 plus pounds is hard on the feet. Bone spurs in the feet depending on there location are a result of either traumatic arthritis or abnormal pulling on bone from tendons or ligaments. Recommend seeing your podiatrist and losing weight. ...Read more

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I have a very painful bone spur on the outside of my left foot. It is painful to touch, and wear shoes. How is a good way to get rid of it.

I have a very painful bone spur on the outside of my left foot. It is painful to touch, and wear shoes. How is a good way to get rid of it.

The only way to: Get rid of a spur is to have it removed. Having said that, you can get rid of the inflammation around the spur and sometimes that relieves the pain...See a foot doc for help. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of heel spurs?

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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How do I get rid of my heel spurs?

First you need to: Tell us if they are in the back or on the bottom of the feet. If the bottom, you may not need to get rid of them rather, you may need to treat the plantar fascial ligament which most believe is the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Will switch to heels get rid of my heel spur?

Probably not: Good shoes can definitely help, but generally heels do not fall into that category. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to get rid of heel spurs?

Is there anything I can do to get rid of heel spurs?

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. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are heel spurs and how do you get rid of them?

Extra bone: Heel spurs are extra bone formed by pull of the plantar fascial ligament on its insertion at the bottom of the calcaneus bone. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascial ligament. If you do not have pain associated with the heel spur then you do not need to do anything for them. Heel spurs can only be removed surgically. ...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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If I have a bone spur on my heel, does it have be cut off to get rid of the pain?

If I have a bone spur on my heel, does it have be cut off to get rid of the pain?

Heel spur: No. Heel spurs are caused by plantar fasciitis. And should not be removed. If the plantar fasciitis is treated it will alleviate the heel pain. ...Read more

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How to get rid of foot corn? Please advise

How to get rid of foot corn? Please advise

Toe deformity: Corns on toes are really callouses of the skin that are produced by recurrent friction. Usually this involves a bent toe or prominent knuckle rubbing on a shoe. First, change your style to alleviate the pressure. Then, gently remove the dead skin on the toe with a pumice stone, but only if you do not have diabetes, circulation or other nerve or immune problems. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of foot calluses?

How to get rid of foot calluses?

Get feet evaluated: Calluses are largely dependent on the shape of your foot and the way you walk; the type of shoes you wear also play a role. I would suggest having your feet evaluated by a Podiatrist; you may be a good candidate for custom orthotics. Regular visits to a Podiatrist-run foot spa, may also be beneficial to you. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of foot pain?

What's the best way to get rid of foot pain?

Depends on the cause: Pain may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, infection, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of foot pain from the ball of my end foot?

What do I do to get rid of foot pain from the ball of my end foot?

May be a Neuroma: Pain in the ball of one's foot is without question usually a morton's neuroma. "it feels like a lump down there at times, but I always feel some pain or pressure down there. Walking makes it worse but I can feel things even down there when I'm off my foot." see your local podiatrist. These are best responsive to cortisone injections but there are other options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of foot odor, amd prevent it from comming back.?

How can I get rid of foot odor, amd prevent it from comming back.?

TREAT TINEA PEDIS: Severe foot odor may be coming from a common condition,
tinea pedis (athlete's foot). Usually your feet exhibit cracking, peeling, red skin between the toes or on the feet.
Many over-the-counter remedies are available including Lamisil (terbinafine) cream (generic works, too) and anti-fungal powders may help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of foot fungus?

How do you get rid of foot fungus?

Have them evaluated.: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of foot fungus. Have your feet evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I use to get rid of foot fungus?

What should I use to get rid of foot fungus?

Topical or oral meds: Depending upon the severity and distribution of your foot fungus, there are many methods of treatment. If it severe and covers a large portion of your foot, oral anti fungal medications would be recommended. However, liver function tests would first need to be taken, to ensure it it safe to do so. An over the counter anti fungal spray in the am before wearing shoes and socks is also recommended. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of foot odor in my inserts?

How can I get rid of foot odor in my inserts?

Corn starch: Put corn strach into your shoes and on your inserts, it will absorb the moisture and get rid of the smell. Clean them off before wearing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of foot numbness?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of foot numbness?

Numbness: As stated determine the cause so you can get rid of the numbness. ...Read more

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Which is the best home remedy to get rid of foot odor?

Which is the best home remedy to get rid of foot odor?

Foot odor: There really is no one best thing to do. Everyone's needs are different. The first best thing to do is see your podiatrist for an evaluation and recommendation for what will work right for you. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of foot heel pain?

What do I do to get rid of foot heel pain?

Foot Heel Pain: This is a common problem and is best treated by a podiatrist in most cases. There are a number of different causes so I would have a specialist treat you and make the proper diagnosis. I would get an x-ray of the heel. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of foot fungus without going to the doctors?

Is there a way to get rid of foot fungus without going to the doctors?

Yes, but not advised: Treatment of tinea pedis (Athlete's foot), is generally a simple task involving twice daily topical application of OTC antifungal creams found in most pharmacies. It is generally best to see a doctor, however, to verify that your skin condition is truly tinea pedis and not something else. If there is an itch component to the skin your doctor can prescribe you a topical medication that is not OTC. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of foot fungus without a prescription?

How can I get rid of foot fungus without a prescription?

OTC antifungal: Creams, use powder to keep feet dry, wear sock that wick perspiration away from the skin. You have to stick with the program long enough for it to work. But if it isn't better within 2 weeks, see a professional and get a prescription. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

Elevation of feet/le: Elevation of feet and lower legs on pillows, especially at night while asleep, then applying support hose before getting out of bed in am, to prevent swelling during the day. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of foot and toe nail fungus/athletes foot?

How can I get rid of foot and toe nail fungus/athletes foot?

Different options: In order from least to most effective: Topical antifungals, oral antifungals, laser treatment (only for toe nails). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of foot blister? I also have a rash under my buttocks on upper thigh?

How do I get rid of foot blister? I also have a rash under my buttocks on upper thigh?

Blister: Avoid wearing the shoes that caused the blister. Do not open it as this can lead to infection. You can get adhesive moleskin to pritect it. If the rash is red and itchy it may be a yeast infection. It is best to have somoen see the rash to diagnose it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stinky feet?

How to get rid of stinky feet?

Stop excess perspire: Controlling excess perspiration is a good start. Wearing socks that absorb moisture and letting feet air out whenever possible. A small amount of powder in shoes may help. Spray shoes with disinfectant: wear shoes that"breathe" properly. There are medications which can control excessive perspiration. Good hygeine obviously is also important. ...Read more