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“A bone spur on its own does not cause pain,” said R. Brent Harbin, DPM, a podiatrist with Tennova Foot and Ankle. “However, depending on the size and location of the spur, it can interact with nearby structures like tendons, nerves, or other bones, which can result in acute pain and loss of motion.”  
 
Dr. R. Brent Harbin
 
 
According to Dr. Harbin, joint damage from osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of bone spurs. “As arthritis breaks down the cartilage cushioning the edges of your bones, your body attempts to repair the loss by growing bone spurs in the damaged area. Other potential causes and risk factors include overuse of a joint, obesity, genetic bone problems, conditions like gout or lupus, and spinal stenosis,” he said.
 
Source: Citizen Tribune [9/18/18]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

 

PODIATRIST, DR. ERIK SIMS STATES, "YOU WOULD THINK THAT IT IS THE HEEL THAT IS HURTING, BUT THROUGH YEARS OF RESEARCH IT'S THE LIGAMENT THAT'S ACTUALLY CAUSING THE PAIN AND PULLING ON THAT HEEL BONE.  EVEN WHEN WE DO SURGERY, NOWADAYS, WE DON'T TAKE OUT THE HEEL SPUR.  WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE CAN LIVE WITH HEEL SPURS AND THEY DON'T HURT.  WHEN THE  WEATHER GETS WARMER, IT'S NORMAL TO WANT TO JUMP RIGHT IN TO WALKING, HIKING, AND SPENDING TIME OUTSIDE.  GET INTO IT GRADUALLY.  WE SEE  A DECENT AMOUNT OF INJURIES BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN RUNNING FOR MONTHS SUDDENLY RUN FOR MILES.  WHEN YOU GET ACTIVE, GET A GOOD SUPPORTING SHOE."

IN MY FOOT CLINIC WE TREAT MANY PEOPLE WITH HEEL SPURS AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS VERY SUCCESSFULLY  WITHOUT SURGERY THROUGH CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT.  IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT IF YOU GO TO AN M.D. YOU WILL PROBABLY END UP WITH A PRESCRIPTION FOR MEDICATION, IF YOU GO TO A CHIROPRACTOR YOU MOST LIKELY WILL END UP BEING ADJUSTED AND IF YOU GO TO A SURGEON , CHANCES ARE SURGERY WILL BE SUGGESTED BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THEY DO!

MOST FOOT SURGERIES CAN AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.  THERE IS NO SURGICAL PROCEDURE OR MEDICATION THAT DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT SIDE-EFFECTS, SOMETIMES LIFE-THREATENING.  NEVER HAVE AN ASYMPTOMATIC BUNION UNDERGOE SURGERY FOR COSMETIC REASONS ONLY.  MANY TIMES THE FUNCTION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR BODY IS COMPRIMISED, NOT WORTH THE RISK.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO HEAL 'NATURALLY', THE PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT MY FOOT CLINIC AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

July 24, 2015
Category: HEALTH
Tags: heel spur   DONALD TRUMP  

 

DONALD TRUMP WAS A CADET CAPTAIN WHO DODGED THE VIETNAM WAR WITH 4 DEFERMENTS AND A 'BONE SPUR'. HE WASD A STANDOUT ATHLETE AT NEW YORK MILITARY ACADEMY WHERE HE WAS SCOUTED FOR THE RED SOX AND WEST POINT, BUT 2 YEARS LATER WAS DECLARED UNFIT FOR SERVICE WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A 'BONE SPUR'.

TRUMPS RECORD AT NYMA SUGGESTS THAT HE HAD NO PROBLEM PLAYING A WIDE VARIETY OF SPORTS WHICH HE WAS SO GOOD AT HE WAS INDUCTED INTO ITS HALL OF FAME.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS PRESENTLY EMPLOYS 4 HIGHLY EDUCATED AND SKILLED TORONTO CHIROPODISTS WHO ARE USING THE LATEST TECHNIQUE IN THE TREATMENT OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS KNOWN AS EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY OR JUST SHOCKWAVE THERAPY.  SO FAR THE RESULTS FROM THIS LATEST INVESTMENT HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT. THIS PROCEDURE WORKS BY INTRODUCING RE-INFLAMMATION TO THE AREA WHILE AT THE SAME TIME HAVING THE PATIENT REST, STRETCH, ICE AND WEAR CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS.

THE MAIN REASON THAT MOST PEOPLE ACQUIRE PLANTAR FASCIITS IN THE FIRST PLACE IS FROM OVERUSE OR FAULTY BIOMECHANICS OR BOTH.  MOST PEOPLE ARE BORN WITH A GENETIC DEFICIENCY KNOWN AS OVERPRONATION WHERE THE LOGTITUDINAL ARCH HAS BEEN COMPROMISED AND HAS COLLAPSED.THE WAY TO CORRECT THIS IS BY PRESCRIBING CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS.

THERE IS A NEW METHOD BEING TOUTED RECENTLY CALLED THE 'HYPOCURE' WHERE AN IMPLANT IS SURGICALLY INTRODUCED INTO THE TARSAL SINUS TO CORRECT THE OVRPRONATION.. AS DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC BELIEVES IN CONSERVATIVE FOOT CARE AND THE FACT THAT THE LONG TERM PROGNOSIS HAS NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH THIS NEW PROCEDURE, OUR FOOT CLINIC WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS SURGERY.

OUR TORONTO FOOT CLINIC'S RESULTS HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT IN THE TREATMENT OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS USING OUR TREATMENT PROTOCOLS.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR FOOT CARE AND ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS NEVER AND WILL NEVER PRESCRIBE CORTISONE TO A PATIENT.  WE PRACTICE CONSERVATIVE AND PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE IN  MY FOOT CLINIC AND HAVE BEEN DOING SO SUCCESSFULLY SINCE 1980.

CORTISONE IS A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD.  IT IS A VERY POWERFUL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BUT ALSO CAUSES DELAYED HEALING AND MAKES THE TENDON BRITTLE AND PRONE TO RUPTURE.  IF A PERSON IS HAVING CORTISONE SHOTS, THE ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF INJECTIONS ARE 3.  I HAVE HAD MANY PATIENTS OVER THE YEARS PRESENT WITH WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE 'POPEYE MUSCLE' WHERE THE TENDON HAS AVULSED FROM THE BONE DUE TO REPEATED CORTISONE INJECTIONS AND WEAKENING OF THE TENDON DUE TO BRITTLENESS.  AS MY FOOT CLINIC HAS ALWAYS PRACTICED CONSERVATIVE FOOT CARE WE WOULD NEVER, EVER SUGGEST THIS.

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS RECENTLY INVESTED WITH THE LATEST CUTTING EDGE TREATMENT FOR TENDONITIS AND OTHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS HEEL SPURS AND IS KNOW AS EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY.  HOW THIS WORKS IS THAT THE SHOCKWAVES START UP A CONTROLLED RE-INFLAMMATION WHICH NOW CAN BE USED IN A POSITIVE WAY AS WE HAVE THE PATIENT REST, ICE, STRETCH, ELEVATE AS WELL AS CONCURRENT THERAPY WITH ULTRASOUND, INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT, LASER, A.R.T., MOBILIZATION ETC.  THIS METHOD OF TREATMENT IS EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OTHER PHYSICAL THERAPIES AND A COMPLIANT PATIENT.  ALL THIS TREATMENT IS DONE CONSERVATIVELY (NATURALLY) WITHOUT THE USE OF MEDICATIONS AND SURGERY.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF FOOT PROBLEMS CAN BE TREATED IN A CONSERVATIVE METHOD WITHOUT THE NEED OF UNNECESSARY SURGERY.  ONE MUST BE COGNITIVE THAT IF YOU CONSULT A SURGEON MORE THAN LIKELY YOU WILL END UP HAVING SURGERY, A CHIROPRACTOR YOU WILL BE ADJUSTED, A MEDICAL DOCTOR YOU WILL RECEIVE MEDICATIONS AND SO ON.  NEVER, EVER ELECT TO HAVE SURGERY PERFORMED WITHOUT GETTING A SECOND OPINION.  IF YOU FIND A SURGEON WHO IS WILLING TO DO 'COSMETIC SURGERY' ON YOUR FEET, RUN!

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON SHOCKWAVE THERAPY OR ANY TYPE OF FOOT CONDITION AND WOULD LIKE HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR QUALITY FOOT CARE OR ORTHOTICS FROM HIGHLY EDUCATED AND SKILLED FOOT SPECIALISTS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC AT 416-465-8737.



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