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Heel pain

Heel Pain or calcaneal spurr or Plantar fascitis
Have you had a problem waking up in the morning and keeping your feet down,Your heel pains terribly for the first few minutes and as you begin to walk the pain gradually subsides or you sit for a while and when you get up from the seat your heel gives you agonizing pain till you walk a few steps.
You could be suffering from calcaneal spur.
The spur is deposition of calcium around the ligaments and tendons of the foot where they attach to the heel bone. The spur grows from the bone and into the flesh of the foot.

Calcaneal spur

A bony spur projecting from the back or underside of the heel bone (the calcaneus). A calcaneal spur is also called a heel spur.The calcaneal spur is seen most often in persons over the age of 40.These are also assosiated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis,Reiter's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Achilles Heel

Spurs at the back of the heel are associated with inflammation of the Achilles tendon (Achilles tendinitis) and cause tenderness and pain at the back of the heel that is made worse by pushing off the ball of the foot

Plantar fascitis

Spurs under the sole (plantar area) are associated with inflammation of the plantar fascia (the bowstring-like tissue stretching from the heel underneath the sole) and cause localised tenderness and pain made worse by stepping down on the heel

Heel spurs and plantar fascitis are also associated with osteoarthritis,rheumatoid arthritis,Reiter's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

Causes

  • Deposition of calcium
  • Poor circulation of the blood
  • Degenerative diseases

Symptoms

  • Continuous painful aching
  • Severe pain when you start to walk after rest
  • Pain decreases as you walk
  • Tenderness
  • Not all heel spurs cause symptoms. Some are discovered on X-rays taken for other purposes

Investigations

  • x-ray
  • Tips for Relief

Treatments

  • Elevation of the affected foot and leg
  • Applying gentle heat to the painful area
  • Icing reduces pain and inflammation
  • Donut-shaped shoe inserts
  • Foam rubber pad in the heel of the shoe
  • Diathermy
  • Ultrasound waves
  • Whirlpool baths

Homeopathic Approach

Homeopathic remedies have the ability to dissolve the calcium deposits on the bone,tendons and ligaments, thereby giving the patient total relief.It gets treated Once the deposits get dissolved.