Re: heel spur surgery

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Posted by Cindy on March 04, 1998 at 18:18:52:
In Reply to: heel spur surgery posted by Bobby Sapp on March 02, 1998 at 13:43:53:
Bobby: You don't say if you have plantar fasciitis or just the heel spurs. What Diane says deserves consideration, but if you have decided to try to resolve your problem with surgery, you can learn a lot by reading the information on Scott's page as well as others about PF (just do a search in any of the main search engines, and you will get tons of information). Many of the articles say that most drs agree that the heel spurs do not need to be removed in a case of PF with spurs; the spurs are not, apparently, causing the pain, but the PF is.

Please read as much info. as you can before making a decision. There is a good dr. in Houston, Stephen Barrett, DPM; his web page is I think it would be worth the trip to consult with him - he has lots of experience with PF and I believe he says the spurs can stay and not be a problem.

Let us know what you do; best of luck.

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