Treatment for calcaneal spur?
Hello, my 42-year-old uncle is having a complain of a spur on heel of his left foot for approximately seventeen weeks. This gentleman has described a sharp stabbing pain through the base of his heel which was constantly sore on a day to day basis. He described a relentless stubbing sensation and occasional shooting pains from the plantar spur on his heel, and in addition to this he was also experiencing shooting pains around the back of the heel close to the insertion of the Achilles tendon. He was playing amateur football when he first began to feel the pain from the spur on heel. He reports to the sports podiatrist that he has always played competitive amateur football for most of his adult life. He reports that the pain from the heel spur would be significantly more troublesome on the mornings following his playing football. Doctor has diagnose calcaneal spur. I would like to know the treatment options for calcaneal spur.
@kanish The heel pain associated with heel spurs and plantar fasciitis may not respond well to rest. If you walk after a night's sleep, the pain may feel worse as the plantar fascia suddenly elongates, which stretches and pulls on the heel. The pain often decreases the more you walk. But you may feel a recurrence of pain after either prolonged rest or extensive walking. If you have heel pain that persists for more than one month, consult a health care provider. They may recommend conservative treatments such as: Stretching exercises, Shoe recommendations, Taping or strapping to rest stressed muscles and tendons, Shoe inserts or orthotic devices, Physical therapy, Night splints.