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Posted by paige on 12/08/98 at 00:00 (002581)

I was recently diagnosed with a heel spur. I had a cortizone injection which has helped a little. The doctor also gave me stretches to do. he did not give me any directions about if I should or shouldn't exercise (I usually walk) or if I should stay off my feet. I am a teacher and a mother of a 3 year old, so 'resting' my feet is not really an option. I am also in the process of trying to get pregnant, and the thought of the heel spur with the added weight of pregnancy scares me. I would love any suggestions about what has worked for people. I am only 30 years old and hope I can conquer this so that it is not a life long problem.

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Chance on 12/08/98 at 00:00 (002587)

Read my advice to Rae. I had 1 round of cortizone and I will not do that again. It is only a temporary relief and has long term side effects. I am trying a combination of vitamins, bee pollen etc. and if it works I will tell the world. To soon to say yet. Read all the postings here. They helped me so much.

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deb on 12/08/98 at 00:00 (002593)

resting your feet will have to be an option if you want any relief whatsoever. even if your feet are feeling okay, rest and ice paige..... rest and ice..

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Minnie on 12/09/98 at 00:00 (002606)

I hear a lot about heal spurs...I have had my foot x/rayed and it shows a spur on the front part of my foot....just under the ball of my foot (toes). Any advice or should it be treated the same as heal spurs?