help with a heel spur

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help with a heel spur

Postby vince » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:41 pm

although my heel spur isnt really affecting my rides, it is really having a negative one on any walking or standing i need to do. hopefully someone has a cure for me that doesn't involve my foot being touched, yes you read it right, i cannot handle my feet being touched after a doctor broke a needle in one of them when i was younger and then dug it out without a local.
thanks in advance
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Re: help with a heel spur

Postby greyhoundtom » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:58 am

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Re: help with a heel spur

Postby the grid » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:12 am

Long time sufferer of same....advice orthotics but not ready made need to find a podiatrist that makes and adjusts onsite rather then orders them in.
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Re: help with a heel spur

Postby whitey » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:33 am

So is it diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis? If so following may help
1. Strapping
2. Rest
3. Stretching
4. Orthotics
5. More rest
6. More stretching
7. Rolling golf ball under Plantar fascia
8. Rolling frozen bottle of water under Plantar fascia
9. Strassbourg sock
10. Trigger point massage

All of the above can be done by you. You should get medical advice though to confirm diagnosis and what treatment you should use. Good luck, I am just getting over Plantar Fasciitis. It has been very unpleasant.
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Re: help with a heel spur

Postby Tazzy » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:43 am

I would be looking into my footwear as a possible cause/aggrevation. I'll never skimp on sandshoes again after a bout of this. I only wear trail runners now which are more supportive and look for footwear with good arch support.
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Re: help with a heel spur

Postby vince » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:51 pm

thanks guys, i'll look into your suggestions. first i will get a proper diagnosis and and xray to start.
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Re: help with a heel spur

Postby ozrider » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:13 pm

On the negative side don't ignore it.

I suffered from this back in the early 80's and I ended up not being able to walk and was off work for a year. As far as someone touching your foot, I was told if you get the spur removed the scar tissue left behind can be just as bad. Fortunately they are a lot more aware of it now and it is easy to get relief.

A small bottle or similar rolled under the arch of the foot will stretch the tendon and will work wonders. If I ever get the start of my sore heal I simply sit on the edge of a chair and press down and roll my foot back and forwards, it's painful at first but gets easier the longer you do it.

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