Is it the heel spur causing pain?
We see a lot of patients with plantar fasciitis. If you have plantar fasciitis you do not need what it is explained to you. You know what it is, you know it hurts, and you know what is not helping you, for most people it is anti-inflammatory medication. We are going to get to the science of how anti-inflammatories fail below, and, we are going to talk about cortisone as well.
When a patient comes into our office with plantar fasciitis and a bone or heel spur, the first thing they want to know is can we get rid of the bone spur? I usually have to do a little convincing that it is not the heel spur that is causing them their pain and that the heel spur is not the issue we want to tackle to start with.
I explain to the patient that the issue is that you’re overdoing an activity which is irritating the place where the fascia (the soft tissue that connects the toes to the heel) meets the heel bone. When that irritation is constant and chronic, bone spurs form
So, what do you do about it?
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