Thursday, July 16, 2015
Achilles Spurs: What should we do?
The image above shows clearly a painful achilles spur. Surgeons like to remove them, but it can be a long recovery. It is not a common surgery, so if it is being recommended, be a little cautious. Try wearing Achilles Gel Pads from Silpsos to see if it is more shoe irritation. Try to do the Plantar Fascial Wall Stretch 3 times daily to breakup scar tissue. Go to physical therapy to strengthen, stretch, and de-inflame. And, if necessary, wear a Removable Boot (cam walker) for 3 months to rest the area.