Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
Hi dr, my mom was diagnosed with bone spur/heel spur, what treatment she should seek, now i trying with acupuncture, and massage the leg until the heel, pls suggested me the exact and correct treatment, behind my mom heel is swallon and hard like a rock, just want to ask whether it because of the tendon, because my mom has knee problem, pls give the correct answer
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Based on your explanations, your mum was diagnosed with heel spur and you want to know the treatments for this condition. I will do my best to provide you with the related informations.
For your information, heel spurs develop as an abnormal growth in the heel bone due to calcium deposits that form when the plantar fascia pulls away from the heel. This stretching of the plantar fascia is usually the result of over-pronation (flat feet), but people with unusually high arches (pes cavus) can also develop heel spurs. Women have a significantly higher incidence of heel spurs due to the types of footwear often worn on a regular basis.
The key for the proper treatment of heel spurs is determining what is causing the excessive stretching of the plantar fascia. When the cause is over-pronation (flat feet), an orthotic with rear foot positioning and longitudinal arch support is an effective device to reduce the over-pronation, and allow the condition to heal.
Other common treatments include stretching exercises, losing weight, wearing shoes that have a cushioned heel that absorbs shock, and elevating the heel with the use of a heel cradle, heel cup, or orthotic. Heel cradles and heel cups provide extra comfort and cushion to the heel, and reduce the amount of shock and shear forces experienced from everyday activities.
You need to seek medical advice for an accurate treatment to prevent any unfavourable complications.
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