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Exercises for extra growth on the heels, arthritis, weight reduction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello doctor
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User :   sorry doctor, once again the internet problem
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User :   as i told you i have extra bone growth on both my heels
User :   is there any permanent solution for this doctor
Doctor :   DO you have any problem in having the extra growht
User :   of course doctor, it pains
User :   i want to walk more and reduce my weight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you undergo any treatments for that
Doctor :   till now
User :   i underwent physiotheraphy for 10 days
User :   shock waves, ultra sound, and also hot wax treatment
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Let me tell you one of these or many of these can help you
Doctor :   to prevent the pain
Doctor :   As a part of foot care advice
Take time to warm up and stretch before taking part in sport or exercise and cool down afterwards.
Doctor :   If you walk it is better to run a short distance several times a week than one long run once a week.
Doctor :   To help the healing process, follow the RICE principle, which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Doctor :   Rest the foot and do not run until it is completely healed. Apply an ice pack,
Doctor :   An elasticated support bandage will compress and support the foot
Doctor :   suitable shoes is more important
Doctor :   with good cushion at the heal end
Doctor :   small cushioned insole
Doctor :   Reduce activity and rest the heel. after healing start the exercise of walking
User :   i am using heel cushions doctor
Doctor :   that too only for short distances
Doctor :   the condition tht you have is called Calcaneal spur
User :   how much can i walk at a time ?
Doctor :   Once a calcaneal spur develops it can be a difficult condition to treat.
Doctor :   corrective measures against any predisposing factors will improve the long-term prognosis.
User :   ok
Doctor :   There is no particular time that is prescribed
Doctor :   once you feel the start of the pain
Doctor :   immediately you should stop
User :   ok
Doctor :   and rest and put the ice packs on the painful site
Doctor :   Reduce activity and rest the heel.
User :   what about reducing my weight doctor
Doctor :   Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. is the mantra here
User :   ok doctor i understood
Doctor :   during the other activities
Doctor :   An elasticated support bandage will compress and support the foot
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User :   right doctor
User :   i have arthritis also
Doctor :   where is arthritis
Doctor :   ankle or knee
User :   knees and ankles both
Doctor :   Continue the exercises
Doctor :   wiht the help of physio
Doctor :   for long term
Doctor :   you should never stop them
Doctor :   in future
User :   doctor, you mean to say everyday
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   in arthritis you can walk
Doctor :   but jogging is not advisable
Doctor :   walk on plain track
Doctor :   with proper shoes and cushion pads on
User :   yes doc, i dont run, id o keep walking
my goodness !!
Doctor :   the heals
User :   ok doctor, i will do that
Doctor :   I know it is tough situation to
Doctor :   balance
User :   is it ok to walk on thar roads
Doctor :   arthritis, calcaneal spur
Doctor :   and over weight
User :   yes doctor, i want to balance everything and manage
Doctor :   try to avoid the paved roads
Doctor :   but exercises, walking and diet ar the only things
Doctor :   important now
User :   i am only scared of what will happen when i am quiet old
Doctor :   nothing will happen
Doctor :   if you start taking care from now on
Doctor :   it is easy to lead a good quality of life
Doctor :   but never stop exercises
Doctor :   and walking
Doctor :   consult the physio for stretch exercises
User :   right doctor, i will do as you told, balance between the diet and walking
Doctor :   and after few days he advice you strengthening
Doctor :   exercises
User :   ok
Doctor :   to the muscles
Doctor :   and then later the conditioning exercises
Doctor :   to tone them up
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   so exercises are most important
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User :   i understand that thanks
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