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Heel Spur + Heel Pain Does Not Equal Surgery!!!

Posted Dec 26 2008 8:00am
One of the most common conditions that we see on a daily basis is heel pain. This also commonly known as Heel Spur Syndrome and Plantar Fasciitis. You'd be amazed how many people come in for a second opinion when another doctor told them that surgery was the only answer. That couldn't be farther from the truth!
In my experience, fewer than 5% of people who come in with heel pain require surgery to remedy the problem. Understand, relief may not be immediate, but the first two weeks provide significant improvement. Oral anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections, night splints, and a host of other methods will help to moderate the discomfort. At it's core, heel pain lingers because of an instability in the mechanics which can be corrected long term with custom orthotics. Off-the-shelf arch supports are also helpful in helping to manage the pain before you get a custom insole.
You can find fantastic information about heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, and heel pain at our website. I've just added a series of videos as well. Be sure to take a look!

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Tanglewood Foot Specialists
Advanced Care With a Compassionate Touch
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