Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs)

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Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs)

Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs) — is a subulate overgrowth of bone tissue, which often happens on the plantar surface of the secondary calcaneal tuberosity, at least - in the back of her bone. The sharp end of the spur is usually directed toward the sole, or slightly curved upwards (size from 3.4 to 12 millimeters). Often these changes are accompanied by bone and changes in surrounding soft tissue.

These bony growths are also observed in youth and old age in males than in females, may appear on one or both heels. The reason for their formation is not certain. Believe that the spur can occur after trauma, resulting in metabolic disorders, as well as in cases where a person has a lot to stand or walk and heel bone is the load that exceeds the norm. Not accidentally heel spurs often associated with flat feet.

Because of the flat-fledged more injured tendons in their places of attachment to the calcaneal tuber. This leads to irritation of the periosteum, disruption of bone structure.

Plantar fasciitis cause pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.
Plantar fasciopathy (plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciosis) usually worse with the first few steps in the morning or at the end of the day.

Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs) diagnosis

Typically, the main symptoms appear heel spurs — a burning pain in the bottom or back of the heel, it is difficult to occur. The pain is caused by pressure build-up of bone in inflamed soft tissue. And her strength and character do not depend on the size and shape of the build-up: often large and sharp is not felt, but small and flat are very painful.

A person with a spur, he tries not to step t heel, which can then cause disruption of the ankle. And when a patient has to spare both heels, it becomes a rolling gait, like a skier traffic.

MRI of the foot at the heel spur during plantar fasciitis.

When you see the pain while walking, be sure to consult with a doctor who not only make a correct diagnosis, but also the appropriate treatment.


Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs) treatment

If the spur caused the flat, on the advice of a doctor ordered orthopedic shoes or orthotic insoles used. Good effect in the treatment of flatfoot give myofascial release therapy and therapeutic exercises for the muscles of the legs.

Myofascial release therapy relieves pain during plantar fasciitis.

When the orthopedic shoes need not, you can usually put a special seal. Its easy to make yourself from a rubber or foam sponge cut out to form the heel and make an indentation and a hole in a place that comes into contact with the spur. Shoes should be on a stable heel of medium height. Do not wear backless sandals, shoes with narrow toe, and women and high heels.

Treatment of heel spurs long and hard. During the exacerbation is desirable to avoid heavy loads on their feet: less walk, stand, or lift weights. If pain is severe, doctors sometimes prescribe bed rest. Assign the various physical therapy procedures, radiation therapy, medications. They relieve inflammation, and hence the pain. Spohr did not disappear.

Stretching the joints of the foot in patients with plantar fasciitis (heel spur) eliminates stiffness and pain.

In cases where physical therapy and medications do not help, you need surgery.