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Posted by Shandra on August 19, 2000 at 01:49:38:

In Reply to: Re: heel spur surgery posted by KAYLEIGH on July 03, 2000 at 15:42:40:

You poor thing. I'm 25, and just had surgery for the exact same symptoms. It's taken me 5 weeks to be able to walk wit hone crutch, an the pain is still slightly there. I'll tell you what though. It is 10 times better than before. Trust me, I had 4 cortisone shots in each heel, with no luck. Go ahead and get the surgery. Good Luck.
: Hi,
: I am 24 and have heel spurs too. My right foot hurts worse than the left, but they both hurt. I I think that is how I got them. I feel the pain mostly in the morning. It is hard to get out of bed, when I step down onto the floor and start to walk...I want to cry. My orthopedic (whom I was seeing for a car accident) is the one that told me I had heel spurs. This was about a year ago. He told me some exercises I could do or that I could have surgery. He told me that the surgery is risky. Well, that was enough to make me realize that I didnt want it, and I would do the exercises and LIVE with the pain...which I do...every day. I know the line of work I am in doesnt help either, and school is taking forever. lol. Does anyone have any suggestions or maybe can share an expierence of surgery with me? Cortizone...I heard that hurts a lot. What is the reason for they make the heel spurs go away?
: Thanks for taking the time to read my letter
: Kayleigh in Florida =)

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