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Need some help or ideas....

Postby LadyDi » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:05 pm

Does anyone else suffer from heel spurs??? They are such a painful thing.... :( I have crocs....which I had heard are good for your feet but...anymore..they are no help. My left foot swells much worse than the right.....and I do buy wide shoes ...I am at my wits end...and can hardly get around. Lymphedema in both LE, Lft greater than rt. Sorry to whine...
I use crutches most of the time now, even in the house. I guess as soon as the "right people" get afflicted with this terrible thing, then someone will be done for a cure and "toot sweet" it will be done....till then I guess we trudge along....thank God for this site and all of you people. At least we can encourage and help each other. Blessings on everyone! :)
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Postby joanne johnson » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:45 pm

In the past I had some really painful heel spurs which were helped by having orthotics made up for my shoes by a podiatrist. The doctor told me that they never disappear but they only hurt when there is inflammation. Are you taking any anti-inflammatory drugs?

I remember how much they hurt when I first got up out of bed in the morning! I guess I am lucky as I have not been bothered for years and I don't wear the orthotics anymore. I remember the orthotics were quite expensive, but worth the cost. Good luck to you!
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heel spurs

Postby eve alvirIII » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:16 pm

Hi Lady Di,

I had heel spurs and I know exactly how it is. In fact I got my handicapped parking permit because of it (way long before I got this other debilitating problem - lymphedema of right leg). Last month my left foot had the heel spur occurence. The podiatirst gave me a cortisone shot and it was gone! Then she instructed me to do some exercises. The cortisone shot is the answer!

Crazylimb
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Postby joanne johnson » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:26 am

Cortisone shots do work very well for heel spurs. The first time I had a spur before I had lymphedema, the podiatrist gave me the injection and it worked like magic! When I got it back again in the other foot, he wouldn't give me the shot for fear of infection as I already had the lymphedema. Instead he made the orthotics which worked very well.
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