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Will Ice Help A Heal Spur Go Away
I have a heal spur since monday. Got a shot got woorse. Went to er. Gave me pain pills. Taken 1. Not helping. Been off it. Put ice on it.
Classic Mis-step.: Without getting into a debate as to the theories of heel pain, one thing is certain. Medication alone, rarely, if ever, works in successfully treating one's heel pain, when caused by typical plantar fasciitis. This is an over use problem aggravated by age, mechanics and support. Unless all the issues are addressed, the problem just keeps getting worse until the pain severely limits your overuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Replacement insoles: Or orthotics... Take the insoles out of your shoes and replace them with ones that have more cushioning and support. I like spenco products. The one i recommend most is the spenco polysorb cross-trainer insole. This will give you cushioning at heel strike and support for the arch. It may not have an "immediate" effect though. See an podiatrist if symptons persist. Use otc aleve (naproxen) as well. ...Read more
Initial rest: Initial rest of the plantar fascia with immobilization followed by pt and possible insert or orthotic if needed. Avoid going barefoot. Wear good comfortable and supportive shoes ie: cross trainer tennis shoe. ...Read more
I am having pain in the heel of my foot. Ice isn't helping, it hurts to stand and walk on. What could this be? A heel spur?
3 months post pregnant and I am pretty sure I have a heel spur. What are some non surgical ways to help heal the area. It is pretty painful?
Dr I have a heal spur but my foot continues to swell really bad do you know what is causing this? Pain in the foot leg gets real tight especially the skin it feels like rubber
Need a good exam: The actual heel spur is rarely the cause of heel pain. The pain is usually from strain and inflammation of the plantar fascia. Swelling can indicate a partial tear of the fascia or Achilles. Pain and tightness in the leg should be evaluated as soon as possible since it can indicate a blood clot. Prompt attention and evaluation is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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