Originally Posted by northeasterner
I've been doing a bit of weight training and wanted to get some cardio exercise so I started playing b-ball recently. My cheap p.o.s. 5 year old sneakers were pretty worn out and I was running non-stop during the games to get a max workout. I could hardly walk when I woke up in the middle of the night to take a whiz.
Since then I stopped playing but it was still bothering me so I went to a podiatrist last weekend. He took an x-ray and there is a nasty looking spur on my heel, it looks like a vampire fang. The doc gave me a prescription for 600 mg ibuprofen and told me to ice it and it put Aspercreme on it 3x/day, which ain't happening at work.
I plan on going skiing Tuesday and he said he could give me a shot (cortisone?) and it should be okay. I'm kinda worried that even though it might not hurt to ski, it would be maiking it worse. Anyone have any experience with this?
I have heel spurs as well. Not as bad as yours sound to be, but noticibable after a day or two of skiing... Never have gone to a doc for it and use this remedy: I found that lightly tapping the bone spur for 15-20 minutes with a hammer works to keep it down. Call me crazy, its okay. From what i have found, spurs are calcium deposits and can be broken up; so it makes sense that tapping on them cause it to break down and go away... of course only to come back again! Anyways, give it a try and cut a doughnut out of moleskin or some padding from your local ski shop and place it on your liner or better yet your skin for extra relieve (putting it on your skin however, runs the risk of irritation and a blister).
Anyone else out there do this? Any othopedic surgeons want to weigh in and reccommend surgery? I have good insurance...