Orthopedics and Traumatology

Treatment of heel spurs at home

possible to cure heel spurs at home?Why does there is a pain in the heel and whether to see a doctor?From time to time we ask these questions, because today "spur" is a fairly common ailment.


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Most often intense pain in the heels begin to trouble in the second half of life.People who are overweight suffer from this disease in several times more graceful.Lovers of high-studs or shoes with very low heels are much less likely to forget about the pain in the foot than those who prefer a heel height of 2 to 4 cm.

most often in medicine under the heel spur mean plantar fasciitis, when for one reason or anotherinflamed fascia powerful soles, which stretches from the heel to the toes (more precisely from the calcaneal tuber to metatarsal heads).If the process goes too far, it may be a treatment with calcium salts inflamed areas (calcification) and prolife

ration of small bone formations - osteophytes.

Under normal circumstances, when walking the plantar surface of the foot is experiencing maximum load.In this case about half of the effects of falls on metatarsal tubercle and attached above the fascia portion, which forms microscopic cracks and tears.They usually heal on their own, but if they formed very much, greatly inflamed plantar fascia and the person begins to feel pain.

Overweight, high-heeled shoes increase the load on the metatarsal tubercle (the reason why women suffer from pain in the heel often than men).Also, flat, different curvature of the spine can change the gait and redistribute the weight on the foot, increasing impact on the metatarsal tubercle.

Chronic latent infection or rheumatic diseases accompanied by metabolic disorders (such as chlamydia, rheumatoid arthritis and gout) can contribute to plantar fasciitis, even in cases where the stop is not exposed reinforced loads.

Sometimes heel spurs can be observed among sports enthusiasts (especially athletes) if they are uncomfortable shoes.

If fascia inflammation lasts a long time, it may appear reactive bone formation (osteophytes), or simply the deposition of calcium salts (calcification).

If the inflammation is relatively small, the person can ask to feel pain in the heel, especially with first steps after getting up.During the day, the pain may disappear and reappear in the evening.It is these symptoms may be the first signs of the emergence of heel spurs, so you should immediately see a doctor to determine the exact cause of these pains (education heel spurs, arthritis and so on. N.)

If the inflammation progresses, the pain increases and the man complains thathim as a "heel hammered a nail", begins to limp (spares the bad leg).If heel spurs occur immediately on both lower extremities, the patient can not walk at all, except that on his toes.

first thing you better do is to consult a doctor in order to clarify and correct the cause appeared pain in the heel.To do this, it is sometimes necessary to make an X-ray of the foot or undergo ultrasound.In rheumatoid arthritis, gout or chlamydia is likely to have passed an appropriate blood test.

until the reasons for the need to facilitate the general condition of the maximum load off the inflamed areas of the foot.This can be done by putting into the shoes of rubber roller so that by relying on the bad leg "spur" with nothing in contact.You may want to cut the "horseshoe" of soft foam rubber and glue it to the same house slippers that between inflamed tissue and shoe insole maintained lumen.In this case, the inflammation goes fast enough.

The second thing that you can do at home is to lubricate the area of ​​the sole of the foot any means, which reduces inflammation.Most often used for this purpose medicated drugs after appropriate consultation with the doctor: Dolobene, indometacin ointment and other sredstva.Vannochki and other thermal procedures are good at a later date, as at the beginning of the inflammatory process can enhance pain and swelling of the surrounding tissue.

If the basis of the emergence of heel spurs is a disease, you should not only deal with the immediate treatment of heel spurs, but also to undergo treatment of the underlying disease.

Video from the show "Live healthy!" Elena Malysheva, which discusses heel spurs, symptoms and treatment:

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