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How To Treat A Bone Spur In Your Heel

How To Treat A Bone Spur In Your Heel

This VideoJug film is designed to give you the message how to treat heel spur. So follow this simple advice from a podiatrist and treat your heel spur.

Hello, I am Charles Goldman, a qualified chiropodist and podiatrist. I run the Foot Pad Chiropody and Physical Therapy Clinic in Holborn, Central London. Today I am going to talk to you about various foot problems and their treatments.

In this short video, we're going to discuss heel spurs. First of all, we need to define what a heel spur is. There is a natural variation in the structure of the heel in the population, the smooth slight prominences which is smooth and rounded and cause no problems, these we would tend to ignore and not worry about if asymptomatic.

If you have a problem with pain, then it's worth dealing with. The first thing you can do is a palliative measure, pain killers, strappings, paddings and see if that works. If that does not work and it is caused by injury, then you can try corticosteroid injections.

These are quite painful and it can be avoided, should be. If that doesn't work, then the final solution is surgery which will be carried out by a medical podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. This would actually remove the prominence or the bit of bone growing out at the back or bottom of the heel, and done and general anesthetic.

Generally, palliative measures are quite effective in avoiding pain as in pain killers and paddings. Only if this doesn't work, we will resort to other methods. This is the way we recommend to treat heel spurs. .