Bone Spurs and exercise

By Eversinging1 Latest Reply 2012-01-03 15:08:04 -0600
Started 2011-12-28 12:39:09 -0600

I have plantar faciitis (sp) in both feet and bone spurs in my left foot. Apparently not bad enough to warrant surgery, but it makes it too painful to walk regularly. I've heard that the more I walk eventually the spur will be worn down. Anyone else heard of that? Any suggestions?

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4 replies

ezrida 2011-12-29 02:05:04 -0600 Report

There are many things you can do to treat your foot pain and plantar fasciitis. The heel spur itself does not cause the pain it is another symptom and today there are some doctors who say that it is a way of the body to treat the problem. I had plantar fasciitis for about a year and I discovered that treatment is individual. Things that work for one will not necessarily work for the other. The good news is that you have many treatments you can try but you must be persistent and patient.
I have followed a good plantar fasciitis treatment review website in:
There are many self care treatments ideas in there but I think you should consult a podiatrist before do something.
Take care

ochibeachgirl 2011-12-28 12:58:38 -0600 Report

Spurs don't go away so easy, but a foot specialist may recommend a shoe insert that will help to ease the pain. Hope that helps. The plantar fasciitis will improve with stretches. Google it - you'll probably find some. If I were nearby could show them to you.

Eversinging1 2012-01-03 15:08:04 -0600 Report

I've been doing the stretches and went to Ideal Feet and got the high dollar inserts. Also taking anti-inflamatories. They help but still having pain, but I think once I lose some weight, my feet will be happier!

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