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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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