Heel spurs symptoms and treatment
Mar 05, 2018
heel spike or plantar fasciitis is a very painful inflammation( usually due to damage) of the plantar fascia, a ligament between the anterior part of the calcaneus and the base of the toes. This ligament helps maintain the arch of the arch of the foot. Excessive strain of the foot can cause irritation or rupture of the plantar tunnel, which is usually observed in athletes, especially runners. Although it may take a whole year before the plantar fascia completely heals, this disease is not a serious health risk, and proper rest and use of stretching methods can promote faster healing.
• The aspiration of the foot to turn inside when walking.
• Heel tension due to repeated lowering or quick turns, often when running for long distances, jogging or playing basketball.
• Wearing shoes with insufficient heel support or with thin or hard soles.
• Loss of elasticity of ligaments with age.
• Some forms of arthritis, such as ankylosing spondylitis or Reiter's syndrome.
• Severe or searing pain directly under the heel. The pain increases with running or walking.
• Case history and physical examination.
• Give your legs the maximum possible rest, especially during the first week. Avoid normal running or jogging;instead, use exercises that do not create an excessive load on the damaged bundle, for example, engage in cycling or swimming.
• Apply ice daily to a sick area to reduce inflammation. Try to roll the arch of the foot on an empty container from under the tennis balls, filled with water and frozen;it will cool and help pull the affected area.
• Take non-prescription anti-inflammatory drugs that reduce pain and swelling, or acetaminophen, which will reduce pain, but not reduce inflammation. How to use folk remedies for this disease look here.
• Put a cushion under your heel in your shoes. Cut a hole in the pad to relieve pressure on the affected area, if necessary. Try not to walk barefoot, because this can put additional strain on the plantar ligament.
• Pull the bundle with the following exercises( each position should be held for 30 seconds, and each exercise must be repeated six times, the full cycle should be performed three times daily, if possible).Sit on the table and bend your knees. Loop the towel under the injured leg and pull, bending the front of the foot up. Keep the knee bent and try to press down on the towel.
• Do the previous exercise when the leg is extended in front of you. Keep your foot straight while stretching.
• Sit on a chair and lay an ankle of the injured leg across the knee of the other leg. With your hand, slowly push your fingers back until you feel the tension in the foot of the foot.
• Face to the wall, about 30 cm apart, so that the injured leg is approximately 15 cm from the rear. Put your hands on the wall and slowly lean forward, pulling the caviar of the leg that is behind.
• Face to the wall, about 60 cm apart, so that the injured leg is about 15 cm behind. Keep both feet slightly turned outward. Place your hands on the wall and slowly lean forward, bending the front knee and holding the heel of the sore leg on the floor.
• Local administration of a corticosteroid is often helpful. Rarely, in chronic cases, surgery can be recommended.
• Wear running shoes with proper gaskets.
• Avoid exercises on inelastic surfaces such as concrete.
• Consult a doctor if the pain persists after four to six weeks.
• Consult a doctor if the pain is severe.