Heel Spurs-Suggestions for pain

By notgatorbait Latest Reply 2011-07-18 19:01:24 -0500
Started 2010-06-13 17:42:02 -0500

I have been diagnosed with heel spurs. The doctor told me to take ibuprofen & use orthotics as well as stretching exercises. Sometimes after walking I get shooting pains up my achilles tendon. Does anybody have any other suggestions that might help with the pain? Thanks!

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nursepat1 2011-07-18 19:01:24 -0500 Report

There is an excercise that's pretty easy to stretch the plantar fascia. Stand with your toes on a curb and your heels hanging off (hold on if you're unsteady). then slowly lower your heels as far down as you can; you should feel the stretch in your ankles and calves. Do this as often as you remember and in a short time the pain should ease. Most of the time spurs form because the tendon on the bottom of the foot tightens up, aka fallen arches.