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Doctor insights on: Plantar And Dorsal Spur

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What's a large plantar and dorsal calcanneal spurs on the foot?

What's a large plantar and dorsal calcanneal spurs on the foot?

Calcium build up: The heel bone can have spurs or bone build up in many areas but most commonly to the back of the heel and to the bottom of the heel. The spur on the bottom of the heel is not normally the source of pain but the plantar facsii that is attached to it can be inflamed. The spur to the back of the heel can frequently be very painful with standing, walking, shoes or even light pressure. ...Read more

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Bone spur and Plantar fascitis in left foot from accident that fractured entire left side of body. Severe pain left outside of foot, under+behind heel.

Bone spur and Plantar fascitis in left foot from accident that fractured entire left side of body. Severe pain left outside of foot, under+behind heel.

Lots of possibilitie: S. Plantar fascia disease, damage to Baxter's nerve, arthritis from trauma, ununited fracture, tendon disease, etc. You need a good ortho evaluation and, possibly, X-rays/MRI. ...Read more

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Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Technically: No a spur is a bony prominence, plantar fascia is a broad banded ligament, but the symptoms are essentially the same. ...Read more

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What could a regular doctor do for heel spurs and plantars fascitis?

Could prescribe: An antiinflammatory, could give you an injection, could apply a strapping, could give you or prescribe you physical therapy, could make sure your shoes are appropriate, could make sure the DX is correct among some of the things. ...Read more

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I had plantar warts was completely gone, and now warts come back and grow bigger. Please help! ?

I had plantar warts was completely gone, and now warts come back and grow bigger. Please help! ?

Not Uncommon...: If the warts appear in the same location as before, then the previous warts probably never totally went away in the first place. When warts are under treated, there is a good chance that they will reappear. They are caused by a virus, to small to be seen. By time your eye can actually see them, it's too late. Looks like you must begin treatment again. ...Read more

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With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?

With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?

GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the remedy for my heel spur and plantar?

Stretchinig/good sho: Heel spurs and heel pain are usually due to plantar fasciitis. This is treated with a good stretching program, ice, good shoes with good arch supports, perhaps heel cups and maybe night spiints. Most of this can be done by the patient but if not responding, may need to see pcp, pt, orthopedist, podiatrist and or orthotics specialist. This can be helped! ...Read more

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Is taping with plantar facitis still effective with bone spurs present?

Is taping with plantar facitis still effective with bone spurs present?

Yes: Plantar fasciitis can respond to taping of the arch and foot despite the presence of a bone spur. Many times the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis comes not from the bone spur itself, but from the straining of the plantar fascia (the band of ligaments that go from the heel to the forefoot.) taping is certainly worth a try but be sure to consult with your physician to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does this mean A right plantar calcaneal spur is present without reactive change. Os trigonum on the right shows cysts and a spur?

What does this mean A right plantar calcaneal spur is present without reactive change. Os trigonum on the right shows cysts and a spur?

Nothing w/o symptoms: You need to relay your symptoms to a podiatrist (foot doctor) before interpreting any scan / test. It sounds like this X-ray shows some bony growth in the right heel (calcaneal spur) that's not causing any inflammation (reactive change). The trigonum bone in the foot has fluid pockets & some spurs that'd cause pain on the inside of the foot if it were symptomatic. It could be diabetic Charcot foot ...Read more

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What's the difference between a heel spur and plantars facsitis?

Bone/inflammation: Not all plantar fasciitis is associated with a heel spur. In fact, heel spurs are rarely painful. The heel spur is 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. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a runner to get plantar fascitis or a heel spur?

Yes, it is common: It is very common for runners to get plantar fasciitis or heel spurs associated with plantar fasciitis due to the stress and strain from running activity. That being said, you can get plantar fasciitis without being as active as a runner. Being a runner only increases your chances of these conditions but does not guarantee you will get either of them. ...Read more

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What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me what will a regular doctor do for heel spurs and plantars fascitis?

Skip PCP: I would see a specialist such as a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Difference between a heel spur or plantar fasciitis?

Difference between a heel spur or plantar fasciitis?

Heel spur: Is a projection of bone on the bottom part of the heel. Plantar fascitiis is a broad banded ligament that originates from the bottom of the heel and supports the arch. The symptoms and treatment are virtually the same. ...Read more

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What else can cause heel pain other than plantar fasciitis. Back and bottom heel pain. Feels good in am. Worse as day goes on.?

Nerves, tendons...: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, but there are others, too. An irritated or entraped nerve can cause pain as the day goes on, as can tendinitis: the three most common being achilles, peroneal, or posterior tibial tendinitis. You may also have a haglund's deformity: a bony bump that can irritate the achilles from the inside. ...Read more

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I have a plantar calcaneal spur on the left foot. Treatment options?

I have a plantar calcaneal spur on the left foot. Treatment options?

Depends on symptoms: Many people have calcaneal spurs that are asymptomatic. Others have a lot of pain. Generally it is not the spur that is the problem, but inflammation from pull of the ligaments/tendons in the area. Heel spurs generally are on bottom of heel and sometimes back of heel. Surgery is a last resort for heel spurs. See a podiatrist and discuss options if you are having pain in area of the spur (s). ...Read more

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Are there cheap inserts that can help my plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

Yes.: But they will not be custom-made for your feet, and they'll tend to break down in about a year or so, depending on how much you wear them. Custom inserts can last up to 5-10 years. ...Read more

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6 years s/p a plantar release, osteotomy and 2 tendon transfer to correct a cavovarus deformity. Why don't I have full range of motion back yet?

6 years s/p a plantar release, osteotomy and 2 tendon transfer to correct a cavovarus deformity. Why don't I have full range of motion back yet?

After 6 years,: You've likely maxed out on what you'll get out of having the procedure performed. With most surgical procedures, full benefits are obtained after 12-14 months. It all depends on exactly what was done, the therapy ordered and how hard you worked at therapy. I'd be more concerned with any remaining pain or disability than specifically the range of motion. If you don't have orthotics, you should ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for plantar fasciitis and heel spur?

What is a home remedy for plantar fasciitis and heel spur?

Combo treatment.: The more you can do together, the better:
#1: supportive shoes.
#2: firm inserts or orthotics.
#3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor).
#4: stretching your foot and calf.
#5: icing (10 min at a time).

You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections. ...Read more

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How common is it to get bone spurs and plantar fasciitis in both feet?

How common is it to get bone spurs and plantar fasciitis in both feet?

It is common: With the other symptom you are presenting with you should be evaluated for some systemic condition which may be causing the symptoms however. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins, minerals that can help diminish bone spurs or plantar warts?

Are there any vitamins, minerals that can help diminish bone spurs or plantar warts?

No.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. Vitamins typically don't help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for 4mm plantar spur and a 4mm Achilles enthesophyte on left foot?

What is the treatment for 4mm plantar spur and a 4mm Achilles enthesophyte on left foot?

Achilles enthesopath: Treatment for both condition is stretching, splinting, and heel lifts ...Read more

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I have sever pain in my knees lower back and the plantar of my feet I bearly could walk what type of specialist should I see?

Orthopedic surgeon: You need someone to screen your orthopedic complaints and a general orthopedic surgeon is a good start. Physcal medicine doctors or "physiatrists" also can be your starting point. If there is any family history of musculoskeletal complaints a rheumatologist could be considered. ...Read more

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Can both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis get better over 6 months with stretching exercises and orthotic device? Are they self-limiting?

Yes: This is often the main treatment used for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Other treatments are available if thus does not work. Sounds like you have a good doc treating you. ...Read more