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untreated heel spurs

Posted by carolm on 9/07/01 at 08:03 (059348)

i have been diagnosed with heel spurs but have not treated them. what are the affects of untreated heel spurs?

Re: untreated heel spurs

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/07/01 at 10:52 (059363)

They may get worse, stay the same or sometimes get better by themselves. Your gait may change while you are hobbling with them causing back pain or other aches and pains. I often see ankle sprains in individuals with heel pain since they avoid firmly planting their heels on the ground.
Ed

Re: untreated heel spurs

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/07/01 at 10:52 (059363)

They may get worse, stay the same or sometimes get better by themselves. Your gait may change while you are hobbling with them causing back pain or other aches and pains. I often see ankle sprains in individuals with heel pain since they avoid firmly planting their heels on the ground.
Ed