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How To Get Rid Of Foot Spurs
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Numbness: As stated determine the cause so you can get rid of the numbness. ...Read more
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
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
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
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