“If I get up every morning and do the first steps, then I feel immediately stabbing pains in the middle of the heel. After a few minutes the pain will dull and when I get up after prolonged sitting, the gut-wrenching pain returns again…”
Millions of people in Germany suffer from heel spurs! Heel spurs can cause a very painful inflammation, strongly limiting the procedure and makes it nearly impossible in some cases…
Here you will find an explanation of the heel spur, including useful tips.
What is a heel spur?
A heel spur, called also Kalkaneussporn, is a spike-like outgrowth of bone that occurs on the heel bone. The Plantar calcaneal spur occurs at the bottom of the calcaneus and points toward the toes. It occurs in about 5% of the population.
Heel spur symptoms
In many cases, the heel spur for a very long time is created without causing significant discomfort. It remains therefore go unnoticed. If itself but the strand of the tendons (Plantar fascia) ignited by overloading, caused pain:
• piercing piercing in the middle of the heel, after prolonged lying down or sitting, especially every morning at the first steps out of bed
• dull aching, intermittent pain in the heel area, even without load
What causes heel spurs?
The most common cause of the heel spur is a permanent strain of the foot. Chronic excess Punisher of the Plantar tendons lane (Plantar fascia or Plantar fascia) leads to the painful inflammation of the tissue at the base of the calcaneus. This inflammation is called Plantar Fasciitis.
Overstrained places the sinews and tendons plates of the soles of the feet (Plantar fascia), result in tiny injury, the so-called micro traumas. The body tries to repair these injuries caused by natural calcification. Along the tendons, the so-called heel spur formed from it gradually.
There are various causes of overloading of the Plantar fascia: bad footwear, particularly intense sport in untrainiertem State, overweight and heavy physical work, or too long standing in the workplace. A tension in the muscles of the calf may also contribute to this heel pain.
However, the most common cause is internal tilting of the feet and ankles excessive pronation – the flattening of the Fußlängsgewölbes and the. (called “Fallen arches”).
Heel spur treatment with deposits and exercises
Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain and heel spurs can be treated with simple, non-surgical methods. The most common methods of pain relief are:
• Snap: Avoid prolonged activities, such as running, racing and sports
• Ice: in towel wrapped for about 5 minutes set, so that the inflammation can cool down
• Weight loss
• Special exercises: stretching of the Plantar fascia, calf muscles and Achilles tendon
• Correction of foot malpositions: with corrective insoles
In extreme cases:
• Operation: cut up the side of the foot and the heel spur will be chiseled off.
• Shock wave therapy: very high-energy mechanical waves (ultrasound) are focused on the heel spur. The treatment lasts approximately 6 weeks and is carried out in several sessions at weekly interval.
• Cortisone injections: these are extremely painful, as the sole of the foot is very sensitive. The benefits are very often only temporary. There is a risk of permanent tissue changes on the sole of the foot, which ultimately reinforce a pain with it.
• Radiation: heel spurs can be treated by irradiation.
Tackle the problem – with FOOTLOGICS…
Footlogics deposits can correct the excessive pronation – the heel problem. Footlogics deposits can reduce the tension on the Plantar fascia, and provide effective relief from heel pain as a result. Footlogics in this way can also prevent further heel problems.
Interestingly, that a “heel pain” ankle society (AOFAS) has determined investigation of the American orthopedic foot and that the wearing of corrective insoles, combined with a series of daily exercises,
95% of patients had achieved significant and long-lasting relief from their heel pain!
In addition to daily exercises, shock absorbing insoles for support and relief of the longitudinal Arch of the foot in many patients bring good results
Heel spur exercises
- Many people have intense heel pain when you take your first steps in the morning after waking up. This pain caused Plantar fascia (tendon which supports the Arch of the foot) of the cramps. The massaging of this tendon before getting up can reduce the pain. While sitting on the bed, you roll a tennis ball or a bottle with the Arch of your foot back and forth. If the pain to admit it, it is better to run this exercise in standing.
- Place a towel rolled-up on the ball of your foot and slowly cause it in with both hands. Your knee must be doing straight. Keep it for 15-20 seconds and repeat it 4 times.
- Support your hands at eye level against a wall. Make a step behind the leg you want to stretch, about and keep your heel on the floor. Bend your front leg until you feel a pull in the calf of your leg shelved. Hold this position for 15-20 seconds and repeat it 4 times.
- Stand on a stage (as pictured). Let your heels sink slowly down and relax your calf muscles. Hold this position for 15-20 seconds and then your calf muscles back to your heels to lift span. Repeat this exercise 4 times.