HEEL SPURS Vs PLANTAR FASCIITIS :

These 2 are different conditions ,Heel spurs concerning the heel bone with calcium deposition or growth of the bone . It takes over a periodof time due to abnormalities in gait, wearing poorly fitted shoes, running on hard surfaces, and obesity. Not all complain of pain .

Plantar Fasciitis is inflamationof the lagament Plantar Fascia at the bottom of the feet extending from the heel to the toes.

PEPLE LIKELY TO GET :
high-arched feet or flat feet.
wear shoes that don’t support your feet (especially for a long time on a hard surface).
Obese. (70% of patients with plantar fasciitis are also obese.)
athlete.
runner or jumper.
work or exercise on a hard surface.
stand for prolonged periods of time.
exercise without stretching your calves.Mostly Athletes , teachers and waiters when the tendon gets extensively stretched repetitive strain get this condition which is painful and makes walking difficult .

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS :
Pain on the bottom of the heel, or nearby.
Increased pain after exercise (not during).
Pain in the arch of the foot.
Pain that is worse in the morning or when you stand after sitting for a long time.
A swollen heel.
Pain that continues for months.
A tight Achilles tendon. (80% of people report this symptom.) Your Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel.

TREATMENT :
Give feet a rest.
Cut back on activities that make hurt the foot .
Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces.
To reduce pain and swelling, put ice on the heel. Or take an take the advice of a doctor take pain reliever
Do toe stretches, calf stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially when one gets up in the morning. (For towel stretches, you pull on both ends of a rolled towel that you place under the ball of your foot.)
Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Or try heel cups or shoe inserts (orthotics). Use them in both shoes, even if only one foot hurts.
If these treatments do not help, doctor may recommend splints that you wear at night, shots of medicine (such as a steroid) in your heel, or other treatments. You probably will not need surgery. Doctors only suggest it for people who still have pain after trying other treatments for 6 to 12 months. more  

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Good and useful information more  
I could shake hands with Mr Jayakumar on this. Yes, it does come and go at will. The theory of uric aid and calcium deposits sounds plausible against "plantar fasciitis".

I found two homeopathic medicines helpful: LEDUM PALUSTRE against pain in the sole/heel, and, LYCOPODIUM against water retention in feet/legs. Rubbing feet with sesame/mustard oil, but preferably the Ayurvedic PAINARUB oil has also helped me. Regular feet soaking in warm soap and oil bath provides relief too.

But please consult your own doctor for yourselves. more  
Actually I got a couple of times .Every time I get I consult a doctor . There will be an xray and then medicine and consultation costs .

Then I read a little about the causes that lead to the condition and pain . This condition keeps recurring whenever the tendon is agravated . So the next time onwards
- I avoided on running in hard surface ,chosing to run on mud or grassfor my daily exercise .
- Started wearing cushioned sports shoes even when I go out .
- Then took some fomentation,
- and gave lots of rest for the feet .

I didnt get it for a long time . Last month I got the pain again . Then I noticed that the cushioning in the shoes had worn out . Immediately I bought a new one ,Rested the heel , at home walked with cushioned rubber slippers . It has gone now . more  
Jaykumar: What you say sounds logical. It is good to research these matters before seeing a competent doctor. Rest has to be a big part of return to normalcy. Sometimes these things can heal on their own with time. more  
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