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Can decreased hormones make heel spurs worse?

Posted by Paula G. on 6/01/01 at hrmin (049632)

I know that with decreased estrogen that makes a woman prone to osteoporosis. Well, I am on hormone replacement therapy but have not taken the medication for about 8 months. With no estrogen can that make heel spurs worse? If it does effect the rest of a persons bones?

Re: Can decreased hormones make heel spurs worse?

Dr. Biehler on 6/01/01 at 22:12 (049649)

The lack of estrogen can effect the bones, as the typical PF is a problem at the insertion of the plantar fascia into the bone there is the possibility that it could be a contributing factor. Hormones also control the amount of your natural anti-inflamatory responce which may also be a factor. Dr. B.

Re: Can decreased hormones make heel spurs worse?

Paula G. on 6/02/01 at 18:21 (049692)

Thank you. I just had never seen this kind of question addressed here before, or anywhere. I go back on hormones this coming week. Hopefully, that will help me.

Re: Can decreased hormones make heel spurs worse?

Dr. Biehler on 6/01/01 at 22:12 (049649)

The lack of estrogen can effect the bones, as the typical PF is a problem at the insertion of the plantar fascia into the bone there is the possibility that it could be a contributing factor. Hormones also control the amount of your natural anti-inflamatory responce which may also be a factor. Dr. B.

Re: Can decreased hormones make heel spurs worse?

Paula G. on 6/02/01 at 18:21 (049692)

Thank you. I just had never seen this kind of question addressed here before, or anywhere. I go back on hormones this coming week. Hopefully, that will help me.