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What are the symptoms of heel spurs?

What are the symptoms of heel spurs?

Pain first step AM: commonly the first step in the morning is the worst, or after sitting for a while and then standing up. The pain is usually on the big toe side (medial) heel ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more


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Is there an reffective way treat my heel spurs?

3 steps: 1. Increase mobility of the plantar fascia--Stretch your foot and ankle daily, morning and night. Wear a night splint at night, which can be prescribed 2. Wear better support--if your shoes are worn out or flimsy, replace them with supportive shoes. Add inserts, either prescription or over-the-counter 3. Treat inflammation with oral meds or injections Surgery is only necessary 10% of the time ...Read more

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I'm addressing my pain from heel spurs. What should I do?

Most commonly: The pain from a heel spur is actually plantar fasciitis. Have it examined and treated by a podiatrist. Until then, were supportive shoes at all times, avoid barefoot , especially on hard floors; ice massage the area for 15 minutes or so per hour. Stretching exercises--bend the ankle and toes up--"toes to the nose" so to speak. Its a start. ...Read more

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What is treatment for heel spurs?

Keep in mind: That most commonly the pain of heel spurs is actually plantar fasciitis. Spurs rarely need to be treated, as they aren't on a weightbearing surface. Pf is an inflammation of the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel. Spurs are a calcification of this attachment. Treatment is a combination of orthotics, stretching, icing, cortisone, night splints and more. Surgery is infrequently needed. ...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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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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What's the treatment for a heel spur?

What's the treatment for a heel spur?

many different ways: Take pressure off of pto, change the way the foot is working with supports. Compresses to area and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for a heel spur?

Heel spur: Stretching exercises, physical therapy, injections of anti-inflammatory medicine and foot orthotics are the usual treatments. ...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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Dr. James Lin
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Heel Spur (Definition)

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