Heel Spurs and Diabetes
Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:35 PM
I have had surgery on my feet for bunions and had an osteotomy performed with screws put in the bones of my big and little toes. My surgeon did an ultrasound before surgery to make sure that the circulation in my legs and feet were adequate for healing. My feet healed beautifully with no complications. Make sure your doctor checks your circulation and keep your blood sugar in good control.
Good luck. I hear heel spurs HURT!
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:25 PM
Good luck and I feel your pain (from my memories).
Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:43 PM
Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:28 AM
My Doctor did mention that steroid injections or surgery were an option, I never went down either route.
The other times I got it, I just grinned and beared it and treated with Ibuprofen. It take take some months to clear, certainly your choice in shoes can help. I made sure to wear shoes with plenty of cushioning on the heal. When at home I don't like wear shoes in the house, but found a spongy pair of sandals/flip flops helped a great deal.
This was all before I was DX'ed. If it occurs again I think I'd try to steroids so long as it didn't effect my control. Of course having the pain would probably push my numbers up anyway!
Good luck with your treatment, I really do feel your pain.
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Diagnosed T2 on 26th Nov'07, with FBG of 21mmol/L (378mg/dL) and A1c of 11.6%.
Most recent 08/09/14: 8.2% (down 3.4%)
Posted 18 August 2008 - 08:54 AM
Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition of the foot caused by excessive wear to the plantar fascia that supports the arch or by biomechanical faults that cause abnormal pronation. The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing or sudden changes in weight bearing or activity. Obesity, weight gain, jobs that require a lot of walking on hard surfaces, shoes with little or no arch support, and inactivity are also associated with the condition.
Plantar fasciitis was formerly called "a dog's heel" in the United Kingdom. It is sometimes known as "flip-flop disease" among US podiatrists. The condition often results in a heel spur on the calcaneus, in which case it is the underlying condition, and not the spur itself, which produces the pain.
The cure for DW was to spend less time walking around the house barefoot, and holding the baby while standing barefoot. It took a while but she's much better now.
Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:26 AM
I've not known anyone who had the surgery personally.
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:18 AM
I've tried exercises, hot and cold treatments, anti-inflammatories but nothing has really helped. It's really gotten worse over the last week or two to the point I limp when I walk.
Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:43 PM
A1C- 7/01/08= 6.5%
Low carbing since diagnosis. I'm down 22 pounds.
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