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I have been doing heel stretch therapy for a bone spur for

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I have been doing heel stretch therapy for a bone spur for two months and I still have a dull aching pain in my heel. Should I have my doctor do surgery to get rid of the pain so I can walk normal.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.

As stretch therarapy did not help you, you need reevaluation of the condition.

You should consult doctor to check for the necessity of surgery.

In some cases surgery is the best option.

I hope this information will help.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Just one question. Have you seen my type of therepy do any good for bone spurs?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
In early stages rest , stretching often helps to decrease the pain. Orthotic devices are also used.

These are extra bone formation like osteophytes. Definitive treatment will be surgery to remove it.