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Stretches May Provide Relief From Heel Spurs

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 00:00

Heel spurs are often uncomfortable, and patients may benefit from performing certain types of stretches and exercises. These may help to lengthen the plantar fascia, which can reduce stress on the heel. Calf stretches can be effective in finding relief from heel spurs. This is done by standing on a step and lowering one heel at a time until a gentle stretch is felt. The foot can be slowly rocked back and forth, which can help loosen the plantar fascia. An additional stretch for plantar fascia is done by sitting on the floor with the affected foot crossed over the opposite knee. This is followed by taking a towel or similar object, wrapping it around the sole of the foot, and stretching the foot towards the body. Heel spurs may be prevented by wearing shoes that fit correctly and by limiting time walking and standing on hard surfaces. If you have a heel spur, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can guide you toward proper treatment and prevention methods.

Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact Dr. Steven Schwartz from Pennsylvania. Our doctor will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot and may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs and pain sometimes intensifies with age. One of the main condition's spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.

Pain

The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.

Treatments

There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our offices located in Chambersburg, and Mcconnellsburg, PA . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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