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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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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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I have heel spurs(plantar fasciitis ). Would surgery completely eliminate it?

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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Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Follow up : With your surgeon, let them know your condition. Be patient but concerned. 2 weeks post- op is still considered part of the healing time. ...Read more

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Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Neuroma: A neuroma is a thickening of the nerve due to repetetive trauma. They typically remove the nerve that will cause some numbness, but the trade off is that the pain is gone. These are almost always benign. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis and spur at ball of my foot. New orthotics have an arch and I walk flat footed. Foot feels bruised. Try to adapt? Damaging?

I have plantar fasciitis and spur at ball of my foot. New orthotics have an arch and I walk flat footed. Foot feels bruised. Try to adapt? Damaging?

Give it time: If you have just started wearing the orthotics, your foot may just need more time. Just like anything new, start slowly. Meaning, wear the orthotics in short durations and build from there. If the foot does not come around quickly, see a doctor to check the fit of the orthotic. ...Read more

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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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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