Bone Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Bone Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
December 23 10:12 2017 Print This Article

Our feet take the most pressure during the day, and it seems like we do not appreciate them enough. You should already know how important feet are to us, so make sure that you visit your podiatrist if there are any problems. For those who need a suggestion for a good podiatrist, you can always visit ModPod Podiatry and ask for a consultation

Plantar fasciitis

This is a foot condition that causes the band of tissue that is located on the soles of our feet to become inflamed, and that can lead to severe heel pain. The severity of this pain can cause you not to be able to do anything on your feet, in which case you might have to have surgery.

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Bone Spurs

These are bony projections that will advance to the edges of your bone. Bone spurs are also called osteophytes, and many times they will form were bones meet each other; for example, your joints. They can also be found on the bone of our spine and the main cause of this is the joint damage that is connected with osteoarthritis.

Risk factors

In many cases, the plantar fasciitis will develop without any specific reason, but there are many factors that can speed up the process and help plantar fasciitis form. Below you have some risk factors that can worsen plantar fasciitis:

  • Obesity, since all of your weight, is pressured on your legs.
  • Very high arch.
  • Tighter calf muscles that can make it quite difficult to flex your feet as well as to bring your toes towards your shin.
  • New or increased activity.
  • Repetitive impact activity.

Heel spurs

While many people who have plantar fasciitis also suffer from heel spurs, they are not the actual cause of the pain from plantar fasciitis. 1 out 10 people will have heel spurs, but only 1 out of twenty people, about 5%, will also feel any foot pain. Since the heel spur is not causing the pain, the plantar fasciitis pain can then be treated without the removal o0f your spur.

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Symptoms

If any of the following occur, make sure to get heel spur treatment at ModPod Podiatry or your personal podiatrist. The most common symptoms are:

  • Greater pain after the exercise or n activity, not during.
  • Pain on the bottom of your feet and near the heel.
  • Pain in the morning, with the first few steps out of bed, or after you’ve had a long period of rest. This pain will go away after a few minutes or steps of walking.

The examination

If you can relate to any symptoms above, then you need to visit your podiatrist. When you have discussed the problems, he/she will look for the following sing:

  • An area that is tender on the bottom of our feet, in front to the heel bone.
  • A high arch
  • Limited motion of your ankle, up.
  • Pain that will get worse when you flex your feet muscles, as the doctor will push the plantar fascia. The pain will improve once you point your toes downwards.

Final word

The bottom line is that this condition is not that easy to be treated in severe cases, but in mild cases, it can be managed quite easily. It is important that you visit your podiatrist as soon as you feel like there might be something wrong with your feet since the longer you wait the worse the condition can get.

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