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Will ice help a heal spur go away?

Will ice help a heal spur go away?

No: it may help but will not heel a heal. You may need a cortisone injection, arch support or custom orthotic. Only the custom orthotic is a long term treatment. Ice is temporary ...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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Can heel spur go away with time?

Heel spurs: never go away but the symptoms can be reduced or eliminated. Bone that is formed causing spurs does not disappear unless you have it surgically removed. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur go away without surgery?

Can a bone spur go away without surgery?

No: Generally the symptoms get better however.Usually doesn't need surgery. ...Read more

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Will keeping ice on mucocele make it go away?

Will keeping ice on mucocele make it go away?

Unlikely: A mucocele results when the duct to the affected salivary gland is occluded and does not allow the saliva to empty into the mouth. Ice will probably not resolve the obstruction. ...Read more

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Have a lrg seromas from hernia surgery surgeon said to put heat on it will this help it go away , is their anything else to do to help go away ?

Time: Obviously, there are many factors that go in to this such as the type of hernia repaired, repair technique, and you medical history. In general, most seroma will resolve on their own in weeks to months. Persistent seromas or those that are causing problems may need to be drained. See your surgeon to find out for sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a lump/pimple to go away if using hot compresses? Do hot compresses work for it?

How long will it take for a lump/pimple to go away if using hot compresses? Do hot compresses work for it?

2-5 days: Using warm compresses on a pimple on your face will help, but may not go away very quickly. Using a mild soap with a wash cloth with warm water will mechanically help area to heal more quickly. Do this with clean wash cloth three to four times a day. You may also use over the counter acne medications or speak to the pharmacist at your drug store for ideas. Do not squeeze pimple. See MD. ...Read more

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Will heat help heal a partially torn acl?

Will heat help heal a partially torn acl?

Superficially: It might help, but probably won't get deep into the knee. It's not going to do anything to help heal the ACL at all. Usually it depends on how big the tear is or if the ACL is retracted or not. If not planning surgery, check out Regenexx.Com for more info regarding Stem Cell therapy for ACL repair. ...Read more

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Will putting a warm compress on bruises to make them go away?

Will putting a warm compress on bruises to make them go away?

Ice is better: When you bruise yourself, thetissues swell, partially from bleeding (black and blue) and also from fluid leaking into the tissues. Ice cools the tissues and will decrease the swelling.. Heat causes local, blood vessels to dilate and can lead to increased swelling, increasing healing time. ...Read more

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Bought gel toe alignment separator to help rid of a bunion forming. So far pain is gone when I wear it. How long til I see improvement? Will it go awa

Bought gel toe alignment separator to help rid of a bunion forming. So far pain is gone when I wear it. How long til I see improvement? Will it go awa

No: Bunion deformity is bony abnormality that is causes by muscle imbalance and develops over time. The only way to "manage" bunion deformity is surgery. The bone need to be realigned and no separator or aligning splint will achieve this. It may help with the pain and other symptoms but it will not correct it. I do recommend you wearing the splint if that makes you feel better. ...Read more

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If i pop a abscess will the swelling go away ?

If i pop a abscess will the swelling go away ?

If you have an: Abscess then you need medical care. You should not attempt to do an incision ; drainage on yourself. ...Read more

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How long will it take for wrist fracture pain to go away?

How long will  it take for wrist   fracture pain to go away?

Varies: 85% of wrist fractures have decreased motion and / or pain after this kind of fracture. (specifically colles fractures)12 18 months is not unheard of. ...Read more

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How long does it take locked knee to go away? Rest and ice only.Small walks when able.

How long does it take locked knee to go away? Rest and ice only.Small walks when able.

consultation with : An orthopedist can determine a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will my tailor bunion get larger or go away if i switch to better shoes?

Will my tailor bunion get larger or go away if i switch to better shoes?

Symptoms may improve: The swelling and pain may improve. The bony deformity will not improve in its own. ...Read more

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How can you heal cuts or help them fade away faster?

How can you heal cuts or help them fade away faster?

Wound care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris.Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years or don't know when you last had one. ...Read more

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Can a foot injury called sesamoiditis go away on it's own, and how?

Can a foot injury called sesamoiditis go away on it's own, and how?

Yes, by taking : Pressure off the sesamoids. There are pads called dancers pads that do just that. An alternative would be a custom made orthotic. Stay away from heels while you have this condition. ...Read more

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Is heat or ice better to help infection pain speed up healing? Surgery R foot 12 days ago now infected on antibiotics but want to help the pain

Is heat or ice better to help infection pain speed up healing? Surgery R foot 12 days ago now infected on antibiotics but want to help the pain

See the doctor: If you're still having significant pain 12 days after a surgery -something is wrong. I doubt heat or ice would be much affect...maybe ice -BUT YOU REALLY MUST see a doctor right away. What I worry about is some sort of complication-like a resistant germ now coming through, or something structural that's giving you pain, when you should be healing quite well by now. Some things delay healing-ask MD ...Read more

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Could surgery help a herniated disc better or just letting it heal on it's own?

Could surgery help a herniated disc better or just letting it heal on it's own?

Yes/No: Surgery will remove the disc so it will not heal normally but can result in reduction in pain and resolving any lasting nerve damage due to the disc herniation. Healing on its own will take time and may keep the integrity of the disc intact which may be the best at keeping the disc as normal as possible. Healing on its own can take up to 6-9 months or longer. ...Read more

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Hip bursitis. Will it go away naturally?

Hip bursitis. Will it go away naturally?

Some time : If there are mechanical factors causing the bursitis and those factors taken away, this could happen. ...Read more

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How do you help heal a broken toe?

How do you help heal a broken toe?

Treatment: Most toe fractures do not require treatment. You can tape the toe to an adjacent toe, and rarely a special boot or shoe may be required. Avoid impact activity on the foot until it is healed. ...Read more

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Will ice help a heal spur go away?

No: it may help but will not heel a heal. You may need a cortisone injection, arch support or custom orthotic. Only the custom orthotic is a long term treatment. Ice is temporary ...Read more

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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.

If it got: Worse after a shot to the point you had to go to the er, i would order an MRI to make sure you don't have a tear of the fascia or a stress fracture of the heel. Always, better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Can heel spur go away with time?

Heel spurs: never go away but the symptoms can be reduced or eliminated. Bone that is formed causing spurs does not disappear unless you have it surgically removed. ...Read more

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What can be done for a heal spur?

What can be done for a heal spur?

Need more info: Your description without any history is too vague and makes this difficult to give an answer. Best bet is to have a podiatrist examine you. ...Read more

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Heal spur very painful what can I do to ease the pain?

Heal spur very painful what can I do to ease the pain?

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

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Is ultrasound treatment effective for heal spur? Why is it do painful?

It is inflammation.: Ultrasound is effective in diagnosing plantar fasciitis, a condition often associated with heel spur. Ultrasound has also been used, with varying degrees of success, for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. There is some question whether ultrasound alone is an effective way to treat this condition. The inflamed fascia is what typically causes the pain as spurs may or may not be present at the time ...Read more

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Is surgery an only option for heal spur in a 71 years old lady?

Hold on there.: Surgery is not the only option for a heel spur at any age. Heel spur surgery does not always end up so well, as many patients are unsatisfied with the results. There is a lot to consider before agreeing to have surgery. Location of the spur, foot function, activity level are just a few. I would suggest another opinion. ...Read more

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I have a deep tissue injury is well as heel spur, how do I heal that?

I have a deep tissue injury is well as heel spur, how do I heal that?

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

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When you have heel spur and the pain does not go away with medication whats the best option.

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 more

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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?

Let explain: Heel spur could be the cause of this problem you have, usually the pain is bad when you wake up get better after a while then in the end of the day get worse again. ...Read more

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What is a good brand name of shoe cushion to be used by someone with heal spur problem?

Health Tap doctors: have been advised not to make recommendations for any brand or product lines. However, your pedorthist or podiatrist should be able to specifically advise one that will suit your particular foot issue. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Stretches , heelcups: A silicone heelcup (ie bauerfeind viscospot) will help as will a regular regimen of achilles and plantar fascia stretching. Look at footeducation.Com under plantar fasciitis for specifics. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How long should it take a heel spur to mend?

Depends: Depends with the right treatments anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 moinths. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a heel spur or a splinter in my heel area?

How can I tell if I have a heel spur or a splinter in my heel area?

Heel Pain: A heel spur can easily be diagnosed by having an x-ray taken of the heel. A splinter, if superficial, could be seen by the naked eye. If it's deep in the heel, an ultrasound may be more useful in finding the splinter since wood isn't easily spotted on x-ray. ...Read more

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Will taking calcium worsen or improve my heel spur?

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 more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a heel spur and ways to eliminate the problem?

A protrusion : Of bone. It can occur on the bottom of the heel pr the back of the heel. It often occurs where there is a soft tissue attachment. The only way to eliminate the spur itself is to have it surgically removed. Thought, this is not always necessary. If you remove the pain associated with it, then you don't need to remove the spur. Stretching, antiinflammatories, orthotics all play a role. ...Read more

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Will switch to heels get rid of my heel spur?

Probably not: Good shoes can definitely help, but generally heels do not fall into that category. ...Read more

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