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Will Calcium Help Get Rid Of My Heel Spur
First you need to: tell us if they are in the back or on the bottom of the feet. if the bottom, you may not need to get rid of them rather, you may need to treat the plantar fascial ligament which most believe is the cause of the pain. ...Read more
Extra bone: Heel spurs are extra bone 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. If you do not have pain associated with the heel spur then you do not need to do anything for them. Heel spurs can only be removed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few things: Make sure your shoes have good cushion and support and are not excessively worn. If so, replace them. You might want to try over-the-counter arch supports. Doing runners stretches consistently can be a big help. You can also try over-the-counter antiinflammatories. If not improved, see a podiatrist who can offer prescribed medicine, physical therapy, injections, foot orthoses. Surgery is rare. ...Read more
No, but...: Heel spurs rarely need to be removed. They are responsible for pain perhaps 1% of the time. They are not on the weightbearing surface of the heel and represent a calcification of the plantar fascia. Most times the pain is plantar fasciitis, which cna be treated successfully 95% of the time by non-surgical methods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No effect: A heel spur is a calcification of the attachment of the plantar fascia (on the bottom) or the achilles tendon (in the back). These are the result of long-term mechanical overuse and have nothing to do with calcium supplementation. The suprs themselves are responsible for pain in perhaps 1% of patients. Many people have large spurs with no pain and a great deal of pain, yet no spur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a heel spur on the calcaneal bone. Will extracorporeal shockwave therepy rid the spur? How many sessions?
No: Eswt can help get rid of the pain you are feeling, but it does not make the bone dissolve or disappear. How many sessions would depend on if it is high energy or low....Hogh energy typicallly one maybe 2 sessions, low energy can be 3-8. (these are averages and realize it doesn't always work.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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