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Heel Spur pain

Posted by Roger M. on 12/13/01 at 22:31 (066918)

I am looking for some type of home treatment for heel spurs that i have had for over 2 years. I am unable at this time to have any types of surgery done and need help fast. The pain is starting to effect the way that i walk and it is increasing in pain. Thank you for your time.

Re: Heel Spur pain

Carole C on 12/13/01 at 22:53 (066923)

Roger, I am not a doctor, but have you read the Heel Spur Book on this website? It has a lot of great information on what you can do to help your heel spurs.

Some ideas which you may or may not have tried, are gentle stretching before you stand up, icing, resting your feet more, new shoes (many here feel Birkenstocks help their PF), and orthotics. Never go barefoot, even to shower, until you are healed.

I hope that by reading these message boards, you can get some ideas of ways in which you can do some type of home treatment for your heel spurs.

Carole C (also with heel spurs)

Re: Heel Spur pain

Julie on 12/14/01 at 01:18 (066934)

Roger, I'm not a doctor either, but I've got to ask: have you seen one??? You need to see a specialist foot doctor, a podiatrist. If you've had this condition for two years, perhaps you've already seen one who wasn't a great deal of help to you - so, find another.

Surgery is the last resort. There is a whole battery of conservative treatments that can and should be followed first, and they are all described in the heel pain book that Carole suggests you read. Do read it, and use it to inform yourself. But find a good doctor too, get properly examined and evaluated and get started on a comprehensive treatment programme.

Incidentally, plantar fasciitis can exist with or without heel spurs, and vice verse, but the spurs are rarely the cause of the pain.

Re: Heel Spur pain

Carole C on 12/13/01 at 22:53 (066923)

Roger, I am not a doctor, but have you read the Heel Spur Book on this website? It has a lot of great information on what you can do to help your heel spurs.

Some ideas which you may or may not have tried, are gentle stretching before you stand up, icing, resting your feet more, new shoes (many here feel Birkenstocks help their PF), and orthotics. Never go barefoot, even to shower, until you are healed.

I hope that by reading these message boards, you can get some ideas of ways in which you can do some type of home treatment for your heel spurs.

Carole C (also with heel spurs)

Re: Heel Spur pain

Julie on 12/14/01 at 01:18 (066934)

Roger, I'm not a doctor either, but I've got to ask: have you seen one??? You need to see a specialist foot doctor, a podiatrist. If you've had this condition for two years, perhaps you've already seen one who wasn't a great deal of help to you - so, find another.

Surgery is the last resort. There is a whole battery of conservative treatments that can and should be followed first, and they are all described in the heel pain book that Carole suggests you read. Do read it, and use it to inform yourself. But find a good doctor too, get properly examined and evaluated and get started on a comprehensive treatment programme.

Incidentally, plantar fasciitis can exist with or without heel spurs, and vice verse, but the spurs are rarely the cause of the pain.