I need some advice here. I have heel spurs on both my feet but the left one has bothered me for over two years now. I had the surgery to release the ligament on the bottom of the foot which only worked for about a year (almost exactly). After surgery I went to P.T., did my stretches at home and all that post op jazz. I had custom made orthodics that KILL my feet and at my doctor’s discretion told me to stop wearing them. I could not get my insurance to approve the less invasive surgery (something to do with magnetic something-not sure of the name here).
The plantar fascia is a band of fibrous connective tissue that, lying atop the cushioning layers of fatty tissue that constitute the bottom of the foot, extends from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. Stress from mechanical problems, injury or overuse can cause the plantar fascia to become inflamed, creating pain. Plantar means the bottom of the foot; fascia is a term for this kind of fibrous connective tissue that is found throughout the body; fasciitis refers to inflammation of the fascia tissue. May 24, 2010 By Jody Murray Photo Caption Foot pain is common. Photo Credit plante de pied image by Jean-Paul Bounine from Fotolia.com
Heel spurs as the name suggests affect the heels and causes a lot of pain in the area especially in the morning just after you get up from sleep. It basically leads to the inflammation of the heels and thus the pains that you suffer from. In simple words, if we try to define heel spurs it is the deposit of tiny calcium beads in the bone. Any damage induced to the heel , posture or feet are also this problem causes. Injuries that occurs during running, running or walking is the result of weakened bone and muscle mass.
Heel spurs can be the most painful cause. A heel spur is a bony structure that grows abnormally from the heel bone. Although heel spurs are not always symptomatic, they are often excruciatingly painful and make walking extremely difficult. Heel spurs cause tenderness and pain at the back of the heel (if associated with Achilles tendonitis) or underneath the sole (if associated with plantar fasciitis). Anti inflammatory drugs are recommended for therapy of heel spurs. Although over the counter ache relievers work well for beating soreness sign, it’s safer to administer just doctor prescribed drugs. For continual ache in the heel region, cortisone procedure is delivered for healing heel spurs.
Surgery – Only about 10 percent of the people that are afflicted with plantar fasciitis actually end up with surgery to resolve the issue. In most cases, the previously mentioned treatments work out. Doctors are reluctant to go as far as surgery. The results are not always positive and it’s possible that the results will be disappointing. Your doctor will explain the chances of success and will fill you in on the reasonable expectations you should have. Reduce the pain by icing with a frozen water bottle (bottle on the floor and roll the painful part of the foot back and forth across the bottle – gradually increasing the pressure)