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Heel pain! I have been limping and starting to feel a little pain in my hip. Do you think I have a heel spur?

I can be sitting and all of a sudden a pain shoots in the heel. Hurts to walk on it. I am always limping. My ankle used to flip on that foot all the time and I wonder if I did something to my foot. One time I fell 3 times in one day.

Sounds like a heel spur to me. I used to hate getting up from sitting----it was agony! My brother in law is a doctor---said they could take up to a year to heel, (I spelled that wrong on purpose), but you can buy special foot cushions to help!

Stretching the foot before you stand might help. You may have to see a foot doctor. Heel spurs tend to grow back----so I said no to surgery. It went away. Took almost a year. Comes back once in a while.

But now I wear sneakers with cushion for my feet. High heels and flat hard soles tend to aggravate it, and then it starts all over again.

Good luck. Sorry for your pain!  (+ info)

How do i no if i have a heel spur and how can i heel it?

right ive got a bit of pain on my heel when i walk its at the back of it were it bends and them up about 2-3 inchs .. ive been resting it abit.. and it feels better when theres been ice on it.. id rather not have surgery any other (home) remedies. it dosnt hurt if my foot is staright and it isnt swollown or red..


From your description its very hard to tell, Heel spurs or Plantar Fasciitis are possible.

If you can answer these question I will be able to give you a better answer

1) Where in your heel does it hurt exactly?
2) Does it hurt more after you rest or sleep?
3) Do you remember hurting your heel in any way?
4) What kind of shoes you normally wear?
5) Does it also hurt when you are not weight bearing?

I would suggest normal treatment which involves stretches and icing at least 4 times a day, you should also try and avoid walking on your heel.

Above all, wear good shoes with arch supports and rest as much as you can.
If it still doesn't go away after a few more days then I suggest you should have it looked at by a professional.

Again, if you can answer my question regarding your injury I will be able to help you further.

Good luck!  (+ info)

I have a Bone Spur in my Heel. What can I do to ease the pain?

I have been seeing a podiatrist for 4 months getting injections in my heel for a bone spur. It does help with the pain but in few days later the pain is back and I can't hardly walk. I don't want to have surgery. Is there anything I can do to make the spur go away? It so painful! I have been on anti-inflamatory medicine which has reduced the swelling and fuild build up however the pain is still there and it is very differcult to walk at times. Please help!! Thank You!!

Ask your Podiatrist. I have the same problem. I've been told to get shoe inserts, such as Dr. Scholl's- Again, ask the Podiatrist. He/she knows ur case. It is VERY painful, and I really don't think a bone spur goes away. It is most painful when first getting up, as ur circulation has to get moving again. Do you do epsom salt soaks? Has it been suggested that you ice the area, elevate it, and REST the foot as much as possible. I realize how painful this is, as does ur Podiatrist. Write a list of questions down to ask ur Doctor about ur questions and concerns. Good luck and Take care!  (+ info)

Have you had surgery for a heel spur?

My heel pin has been life changing; in a bad way.
An X-ray revealed a heel spur caused by (or caused?) plantar fasciitis.
The podiatrist gave me shoe inserts to take the pressure off of the heel with high arch support. He also gave me a prescription for NSAIDS.
I want a cure!
Have you had surgery or another treatment that rid you of your heel spur permanently? What was it like? What were the cost to you and the results?
Thanks for answering!

I had one in my early twenties under the ball of my foot that lasted a couple of years. They offered to do surgery but told me that might cause further issues, and the spur will eventually dissolve or disconnect and be absorbed into the body. So I waited. Sure enough, a few months later it was suddenly gone.   (+ info)

Need advice about my heel spur?

I've had a heel spur for about 2 days in my right foot. I have been on walking routine for the last month and I am wondering if I should continue to walk with the heel spur? I want this heel spur to go away and I don't know if it will go away naturally or I have to quit walking? Please answer only if you have had experience with this or can provide some sound advice. Thanks.

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I have a pain in my right foot heel spur muscle what could it be?

I have a pain in my right foot heel spur muscle what could it be?
I have a pain in my right foot heel spur muscle what could it be?
Im 13 years old and have a history of tendinitis in my left foot could it be the same for my right foot? I play baseball and it hurts for a day or two after my games

You could have the making of a bone spur (many ball players get that)  (+ info)

I am scheduled to have surgery for a heel spur. Has anyone had this done and how did it work out for you?

I have the orthotics and they haven't helped it has actually gotten worse to the point that I can hardly walk adn I am constantly in pain so I decided to have the surgery to get it removed once and for all, I would like to hear from others who have undergone the surgery and how it worked out for you either good or bad. Thanks for your help.

I have known two people who had the surgery. One it worked great for and the other ended up in more pain than before the surgery.

I do not know if the surgeon messed up or it is just one of those things that sometimes it helps and other times it does not.

Sorry, not much help. My only advise is to insure you got a good surgeon.

GOOD LUCK!  (+ info)

Whats the treatment for a heel spur?

I think i have a heel spur my heel hurts when i walk on it but sometimes it just dosnt bother me because im used to it... so what would be the treatment for one & it isnt really bad.

try to keep off it,it can take a very long time to feel better, and try to wear some form of cushion in your shoe. but it really is a time thing..rob  (+ info)

Shoe inserts to help with heel bone spur pain?

What's a specific type of shoe insert that would work?
Is there anything else that could help with the pain?


Heel spurs are common in patients who have a history of foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis. In the setting of plantar fasciitis, heel spurs are most often seen in middle-aged men and women, but can be found in all age groups. The heel spur itself is not thought to be the primary cause of pain, rather inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia is thought to be the primary problem. A heel spur diagnosis is made when an X-ray shows a hook of bone protruding from the bottom of the foot at the point where the plantar fascia is attached to the heel bone.
Gel heel cups are great at alleviating symptoms of plantar fasciitis and heel pain. Different patients prefer different products in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, but overall, most patients like the heel cups the best. The gel heel cups provide padding directly over the area of most pain. By slightly elevating the hindfoot they also help reduce pressure on the plantar fascia. Be sure to wear them in all of your shoes (work and exercise).  (+ info)

what is the difference between a heel spur and plantars facsitis?

No substantial difference.

"Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. It is a common cause of heel pain and is sometimes called a heel spur. Plantar fasciitis is the correct term to use when there is active inflammation."  (+ info)

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