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Foot X-ray shows bilateral calcaneal osteophytes, continuous leg pain, ankle swelling. Remedy?

My wife s Foot x-ray shows BILATERAL CALCANEAL OSTEOPHYTES. IT IS TOO PAIN FUL. When she get down from the bed she can t walk. It takes about 5minutes to make her walk, after that it is all right but it is painful all the time. PLEASE GIVE ME A Remedy. I am enclosing the report. She has swelling in her right ankle. now a days some swelling is seen in left ankle also. Now adays she walks abnormally. Please help her out. Regards
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

If there is radiographic evidence of a heel spur(calcaneum osteophytes), it is an indicator that plantar fasciitis is the source of pain. However, several conditions like calcaneal stress fracture, fat pad atrophy
, tarsal tunnel syndrome, inflammatory arthritis, local infection must be ruled out.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination.

Meanwhile, I advice you to perform frequent stretching of the foot and calf. Each stretch session should be preceded and followed by 10 minutes of cold application to the inflamed area. Strenuous activities should be restricted to allow the body to catch up with healing the overstressed tissues. As the pain subsides, deep massage of the plantar fascia can be accomplished by rolling the foot on a golf or tennis ball for five minutes.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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