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Lithotripsy 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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