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heel spurs

Posted by Robin on 11/06/03 at 13:49 (136559)

I have had both kinds of orthotics made, which are the best? I have the hard ones made by my doctor, he made a paster cast to form to my foot. I wore those before i ever developed heel spurs. Then I had the soft ones made that you step your foot into a mold. I have wore them for 6 months plus had two cortisone injections, nothing has helped. Which insoles should I wear and is there anything else that I should try? I don't want to have the surgery and my insurance will not pay for the electric shock treatments.

Help!!

Re: heel spurs

BrianJ on 11/06/03 at 15:07 (136569)

Most people seem to do best with the soft or the semi-rigid. I haven't heard from many people who swear by the hard ones. You may want to augment the orthotics by taping your feet as explained in the heel pain book.

Re: heel spurs

VickieM on 11/07/03 at 05:07 (136642)

I am 40 years old and a diabetic, I have had a heart attack recently and now I am having a great deal of pain in my heal, it bothers me all day long, always when I am walking on it, and when I have my feet up I can not bear to touch it, what should I do? I have taken IB bropen for the pain, and am on a asprin regement. The Doctor will not give me cortozone shot due to the fact it will raise my blood sugar.

Re: heel spurs

Aly on 11/07/03 at 15:28 (136725)

Hi Vickie,

I'm sorry you're having so many physical problems - it sounds like you have a lot to deal with right now! For your feet, try reading the Heel Pain Book that's on this site - it's got a lot of information on how to treat some of your symptoms. You should also be evaluated by a podiatrist.

Good luck to you Vickie, I hope you can find some help. %%-

Aly