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Heel spur

Posted by intriguemeplease on 8/01/05 at 23:38 (179703)

I have a hell spur on my left foot, This has been going on for about a year now, it took me not being able to walk on my foot and being on crutches for me to finally go see a podiatrist. He's been treating me for about 6 mths now, giving me injections, Yes they definately help, he said he mixes several different steroids together for this injection. I've seen the dr, i've gotten the injections, bought shoe inserts from the dr, bought a pair of merrill shoes. Now i'm without medical insurance and afraid i'm going to get to the point i can't walk again. Anyone have any suggestions, maybe tried something that i haven't and has been successful? Someone advised me to drink apple cider vingar, that this old home remedy helped them, not sure i could get the vinegar down, thought about trying the pills. Anyone heard of this helping.

Re: Heel spur

Liboralis on 8/02/05 at 06:11 (179706)

One thing I would do is cool it with the injections. Not sure how many you had in last 6 months. What major city is closest to you

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Frank R on 8/02/05 at 09:55 (179725)

I have been using apple cider vinegar for about a month . I take one teaspoon of the vinegar in 8 oz of water. I then mix in a teaspoon of maple syrup, you can use honey, I have found that the maple syrup pours easier and stirs easier than the honey. I do this 3 times a day. About the same time I started the Apple cider vinegar I started wearing a night splint, I have seen a marked improvement in my heel pain. I was getting no relief up till this point . Frank R

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intriguemeplease on 8/02/05 at 21:11 (179772)

Im in Birmingham Alabama.....

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intriguemeplease on 8/02/05 at 21:13 (179773)

Thanks for the advice....maybe i should go ahead and try the apple cider vinegar..guess it coudln't hurt at this point. Curious as to what it has in it that helps this problem.

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Frank R on 8/03/05 at 08:09 (179795)

Intriguemeplease, I happened to pick up Braggs apple cider vinegar but there are several brands available, If you do a google search It will give you a lot of information. I definitely feel better allover since I have been using it. My muscle aches have been diminshing. Hope it works for you. Frank R

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John H on 8/03/05 at 12:43 (179847)

Another product that is often used for many things is Hydrogen Peroxide. There is even a book on the many uses of this product including soaking your feet in it. Some of it seems to make good medical sense. Do your own research however before trying.

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intriguemeplease on 8/03/05 at 16:16 (179881)

Thanks to everyone who has replied.....and offered great advice. Glad I stumbled across this message board. Im convinced i should go get some apple cider vinegar. Home remedies always seem to work better than running to the dr and getting stabbed with needles! Wish me luck! Good luck to everyone else dealing with the same problem.

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intriguemeplease on 8/03/05 at 16:17 (179883)

Thanks for the advice, I think i'll try everything that has been recommended!

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elvis on 8/03/05 at 17:52 (179900)

Mix in some olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce and sugar and you have a mighty nice sauce that makes a great Thai coleslaw when mixed with cabbage! I made this exact dish last night for dinner.

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intriguemeplease on 8/03/05 at 23:08 (179934)

elvis.....is this the cure for me! Laughing

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elvis on 8/03/05 at 23:30 (179935)

It ain't gonna hurt and except for the sugar it is quite healthy!

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Don L on 8/05/05 at 10:51 (180053)

I had a headache once. I took some aspirin and said the word 'abracadabra'.

It seemed to work.

My point is that the mere fact that one event precedes another is poor evidence at best that the former CAUSES the latter. In this case, the commentor began using night splints (a scientifically proven therapy) and started taking cider vinegar around the same time.

Why not think that the splints alone did the trick, just as my saying 'abracadabra' didn't help my headache? It's of course POSSIBLE that vinegar has some effect, but the evidence cited here does not support the claim that it does. I suspect it is epiphenomenal.