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Should a heel feel better 6 weeks after surgical removal of a heel spur?

Should a heel  feel better 6 weeks after surgical removal of a heel spur?

Heel spur: Depends if the spur was on the bottom of the heel or the back of the heel. If on bottom than yes if on back than typical. At 6 weeks you just just start rehab. ...Read more

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Heel Spur (Definition)

A true heel spur is the projection of bone from the main body of ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat a heel spur fracture? 6 weeks without bearing weight or surgery for removal of the broken spur?

What is the best way to treat a heel spur fracture?  6 weeks without bearing weight or surgery for removal of the broken spur?

Usually conservative: If this is truely a fracture to the heel spur on the bottom of the heel, then conservative care will usually resolve the problem. Cast boot, icing, nsaids, limited standing and walking and elevation often, will usually resolve the problem. This may be weeks to several months. After much improvement, then good shoes and supports, stretching and gradual return to normal activities. Most do well. ...Read more

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Should I have surgery on a heel spur?

Should I have surgery on a heel spur?

Surgery: As long as you have tried and failed several different types of conservative therapies, then surgery is warranted. Heel spur surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to treat a heel spur?

Is surgery the only way to treat a heel spur?

Heel spur: There are several non surgical therapies to treat heel spurs. You have injection therapy orthotics, and a course of nsaid's all of which can be effective in treating heel spurs, and are non surgical. However if these non surgical options fail they surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Heel spur surgery, how much does it cost and is it worth it?

Heel spur surgery, how much does it cost and is it worth it?

Price Varies: Cost varies depending on specific procedure and where done. If conservative care does not help then surgery is an option that does well to relieve pain. ...Read more

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I had heel spur surgery. ;can the pain come back?

Yes: Heel pain is predominantly treated non-operatively. (about 95%) of the time. The research shows that plantar fascia release or heel spur surgery (unless done for nerve symptoms) has about a 50% success rate. So it is quite possible to have recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a posterior Achilles heel spur. What do you recommend other than surgery?

I have a posterior Achilles heel spur.  What do you recommend other than surgery?

Padding: You can pad the back of your shoes to keep the heel from rubbing too much. You may also try heel lifts to take pressure off the achilles tendon and keep it from rubbing the spur so much. Anti inflammatory medication would be helpful as well. ...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?

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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