painful heel spur!

dear Doctor, I have just beenh diagnosed with a heel spur. It is very painful. My doctor gave me an injection into the arch of my left foot today possibly cortizone? What is the cause of this spur?How soon should I get relief if the injection works? Do you think that the special arch support is neccessary I have an arch support but it feels hard? Please advise me Thank you sheila

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    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    If you will do a Google search for Heel Spur or Plantar Fasciitis, there will be many hits with alot of information. I would hope your doctor would have explained the causes and possible treatments available. What works on one patient does not always work on the next, so be prepared. An orthotic or arch support is a very commonly used device for this problem. The plantar fascia needs support to take the strain off of it. The spur is a natural process, not unique to humans nor is it unique to the heel. We have spurs in many other places in our body. The calcification of a chronically inflamed area is a normal process that occurs in animals. Even dinosaurs had spurs!


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