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heel bone spur

Posted by larry m on 5/11/01 at 22:40 (047549)

Help! How can I make this thing go away, is there any hope? I have a heel spur in my left foot, this causes pain in the morning and when I do some walking. I'am currently wearing prescription orthonics, they help some but my heel still hurts, I'am open for any construtive advise. thanks

Re: heel bone spur

Julie on 5/12/01 at 02:10 (047560)

Larry, read the heel pain book - you can click on the link on the home page. Best to print it out and study it for information and ideas. It is the best source of information on heel spur /plantar fasciitis there is, with loads of ideas for treating and dealing with it.

Yes, there is hope. Recovery time varies enormously, but the prognosis is most hopeful if you haven't had it for very long, if you have caught it at an early stage, and if you are active in your treatment.

Get yourself to a foot doctor: a podiatrist, orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist, or sports medicine doctor for a full evaluation and diagnosis. Once you have a better idea of what's going on with your feet, you can ask questions on these message boards. The doctors are very helpful, and there is a combined wealth of experience amongst the people who have been coming here for awhile. We all help each other, and we welcome you.

All the best, Julie

Re: heel bone spur

Dr. Zuckerman on 5/12/01 at 09:38 (047575)

How long have you had this heel spur pain??

Re: heel bone spur

Paula G. on 5/14/01 at 16:03 (047731)

I tell you...what really does help me is do not get those feet out of the bed onto the floor without putting on shoes! I have my shoes right next to my bed and don't get up anymore without them. That helps i think.
I have tried orthotics and those do not work. I did find something for 10.00 at a local drug store that really helps.

Re: heel bone spur

Julie on 5/12/01 at 02:10 (047560)

Larry, read the heel pain book - you can click on the link on the home page. Best to print it out and study it for information and ideas. It is the best source of information on heel spur /plantar fasciitis there is, with loads of ideas for treating and dealing with it.

Yes, there is hope. Recovery time varies enormously, but the prognosis is most hopeful if you haven't had it for very long, if you have caught it at an early stage, and if you are active in your treatment.

Get yourself to a foot doctor: a podiatrist, orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist, or sports medicine doctor for a full evaluation and diagnosis. Once you have a better idea of what's going on with your feet, you can ask questions on these message boards. The doctors are very helpful, and there is a combined wealth of experience amongst the people who have been coming here for awhile. We all help each other, and we welcome you.

All the best, Julie

Re: heel bone spur

Dr. Zuckerman on 5/12/01 at 09:38 (047575)

How long have you had this heel spur pain??

Re: heel bone spur

Paula G. on 5/14/01 at 16:03 (047731)

I tell you...what really does help me is do not get those feet out of the bed onto the floor without putting on shoes! I have my shoes right next to my bed and don't get up anymore without them. That helps i think.
I have tried orthotics and those do not work. I did find something for 10.00 at a local drug store that really helps.