Physical Rehabilitation Medicine/Heel spur/plantar faciatis


A few years ago I developed plantar faciatis. The exray also showed a heel spur. I was able to resume running, but recently it has gotten so bad I had to stop.
I am 55, good health. My doc said it is best to avoid surgery and treat the condition other ways. I lost weight, used orthotic inserts, a 'night sock', voltaren, nothing has worked. Actually, the faciitis has improved, but I can almost feel the spot where the heel spur is digging into my heel/tendon. I want to get this removed, and I called around and there are surgeons here that will do this. Do you think I should get the surgery or continue trying non surgical methods? Do you know what the recovery time is from surgery if I get it?

Dear Barry
In my experience plantar fasciatis can be cured 100% and my techniques have been given remarkable improvement. But sorry to say that if there is a calcaneal spur ,I dont think it can be cured. Surgical intervention can be done but it comes again after sometimes.(I answer this question totally according to my experiences.)
Thank you.

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MMA Ravindu Bandara


I can answer any physiotherapy related conditions.such as, 1. Any Orthopaedic condition. 2. Rheumatological conditions. 3. Neurological conditions. 4. Respiratory conditions. 5. Paediatric conditions. 6. Soft tissue managements. 7. Pr and post operative management.


I am Sri Lanka Medical Council registered physiotherapist. I have completed the Diploma in Physiotherapy in School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Colombo in 2004. I have done my Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy in Command Hospital Indian Air Force, Bangalore, India in 2006. I specialize in paediatric, Orthopaedic and Neurological conditions.

1. Advanced level- Bio Science stream. 2. Diploma in Physiotherapy-School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy,Colombo, Sri Lanka. 3. Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy- Command Hospital Indian Air Force, Bangalore, India. 4. Bachelor of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

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