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Posted by Deborah H on 10/11/03 at 15:57 (133639)

What are the consequences if I do not have anything done for my heel spur?

Re: heel spurs

Dr. Z on 10/11/03 at 17:15 (133643)

Are you in pain? Are you limping. Tell us more?

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Steve G on 10/11/03 at 17:17 (133644)

Deborah - It is generally agreed that the spur is not the cause of the pain. Many people have spurs and are asymptomatic. Have you read the heel pain book on this site to make sure you are taking care of all of your treatment options? (I am not a doc)

Re: heel spurs

Deborah H on 10/11/03 at 20:03 (133666)

Yes I am in pain and occassionally limp.

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Deborah H on 10/11/03 at 20:05 (133667)

I have tried the ice packs to my heels with no relief. I have also tried the stretching exercises.

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Dr. Z on 10/11/03 at 21:55 (133676)

Then you shouldn't wait and hope that it will just go away. Limping causes compensation and damage to other parts of the lower extremity. My saying is early professional treatment is the cure for plantar fasciitis. Read the heel pain book. Stretching, proper shoe gear, powerstep insteps are just a few of the at home treatments you can start with so long as this is only a few weeks of heel pain. Anything more go see a podiatrist asap