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Plantar And Dorsal Spur
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch then it could place more stress on the plantar fascia ligament for support. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment if you have this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis means inflammation of the internal lining/membrane of a tendon. The Flexor Hallucis Longus or Flexor Digitorum longus tendons run along the medial ankle to the bottom of the foot to each respective toe. The FHL and FDL tendons, along with the Posterior Tibial Tendon and a Neurovascular bundle run in the tarsal canal, so, yes, inflammation of any of these tendons can affect Tarsal T ...Read more
Can ankle and heel pain be caused by nerve compression on the cervical spine? Ankle pain feels like peroneal tendonitis.
During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?
Heel spurs: Heel spurs do not bruise the heel. But you can bruise the heel spur. Heel spurs normally hurt as the soft tissue attachment and around the spur becomes inflamed. If you step on something hard and bruise the heel if can set up pain at the heel spur. Your local podiatrist can help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI on foot showed complete tear of central cord of plantar fascia with lateral and medial fascia intact with 2cm fibroma in arch. How to treat this?
Torn Plantar fascia: You should be immobilized for a short time to take pressure off the injury, but this is a ligament tear, and rest and possible anti-inflammatory therapy (including possible cortisone injections) would be of benefit. The ligament does not need to be repaired; in fact, a 'controlled tear' of the tendon is the preferred surgical method for treating plantar fasciitis. You will likely need orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will i need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?
MAYBE: For the flexor tenosynovitis, no; PT, rest w/ a boot, NSAID's may help. "Non-visualized ATF?" I would have to see you clinically. Do you have an unstable ankle? "Split PL tendon"-I would start w/ a boot or brace, maybe PT. If it does not get better and it hurts, may need repair. Good luck! Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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