Podiatry/Heel Spur

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Jairo
My husband has a heel spur and plantar faciaitis. The heel spur showed up on an X ray when first diagnosed. It flared up so badly recently he saw his doctor again. Doctor said surgery is usually not performed  and he got a cortisone shot.
He was told it might take a while to improve, and he might need another shot.
In two weeks it has not improved at all, in fact he says it is a bit worse. He has new arch support soles, does foot stretches-nothing helps. The pain centres right on the spot the heel spur is. Should he wait it out, or insist on surgery to have the hel spur removed?

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You have to be sure that you are properly stretching, icing, using night splint, and utilizing custom orthotics.  90% of my patients who perform rigorous conservative therapy heal fairly quickly.  Please have your doctor review the techniques and keep doing them.  If you definitely do not feel better after two weeks.  Then you may have to consider differential diagnoses.  

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Dr. Jairo B. Cruz Jr

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Jairo Cruz Jr

Expertise

Any question regarding podiatry. Podiatric medicine and also surgery.

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Forefoot and rear foot reconstruction. Minimally invasive surgery. Arthroscopy.

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APMA ACFAS FPMA AAFAS

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Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Board qualified in forefoot reconstruction

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Dr. Jairo B. Cruz Jr Advanced Podiatry 2919 W. Swann Ave. Suite 203 Tampa, FL 33609

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