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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 more
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Daughter is 15. Plantar fascitis was under control when doing nothing then started moving again and it came back. What to do to not let happen again?
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
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
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
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
Skip PCP: I would see a specialist such as a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more
Last summer, I had several plantar warts. Is it safe to wear my same sandals and flats from last summer or will I risk having my warts come back?
If You: Haven't worn them for that long you have no worries. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Would you recommend PRP or surgery for chronic plantar fasciitis/fasciosis & a spur that hasn't responded to orthotics, PT, steroid injection, taping, stretching?
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
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
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
Achilles enthesopath: Treatment for both condition is stretching, splinting, and heel lifts ...Read more
Will cannibis oil work for plantar fascilitis? I have huge heel spurs and go for cortisone injections every four months. I Don't know what to do anym
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