How to cure heel pain caused by a heel spur

WOKE UP WITH PAIN IN THE HEEL ?

This is what is helping mine go away almost instantly! Just a change in shoes! I had a doctor tell me to get a good pair of running shoes. I bought a Saucony cohesion 6 running shoe. here is a link to it:

Saucony Cohesion 6 Running Shoe for women
JUST LOVE THIS SHOE!!! IT has really helped my planter fasheitis/heel spur Simply AMAZING!
  • Flexible forefoot
  • Decoupled heel
  • Soft, breathable mesh upper
Now you can run in comfort and style with the Saucony Cohesion 6 Running Shoe for Ladies. Features include a flexible forefoot and decoupled heel to help transition through your gait cycle. The upper is made of soft, breathable mesh, so you stay comfortable with each stride. IMEVA shock-absorbing midsole.  XT-600™ carbon rubber outsole provides traction. Lace up closure with padded collar and tongue. Average weight per pair 1 lb. 4 oz. Imported.

  1. Plantar fasciitisStretching seems to do the trick - Science Daily

    www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101104101657.htm
    Nov 4, 2010 - Patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior ...
MOST COMMON LOCAL CAUSE FOR HEEL PAIN


EAT FOODS WITH ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES - this is primary to prevent and heal inflammation. Your body may be trying to tell you that you are deficient in some nutrient required for your body to function properly. PAY ATTENTION to your body and what it is telling you.

Anti-inflammatory herbs are white willow, tumeric, and holy basil. I have found the best course of action if one has inflammation issues is to do the Loomis 24-hour urine test to target the exact enzymes needed to solve the problem. http://www.livelongercleanse.com/page/lymes-disease
 

“Health, excellent or ill, is passed to our children not just through our genes but primarily through our recipes.”
— Joanne L. Mumola Williams

Something about my heel spur that I believe could be connected to my eyes. It is getting harder for me to read fine print. I am 44 years old. So, perhaps I am missing/need more of the omega 3's (anti-inflammatory foods) for my heel spur/plantar fascia)... I had been forgetful too...so maybe more walnuts, flax seed oil/seeds, kale - juiced, dandelion greens, spinach etc... 

Cold thingy for my heel/foot (
https://shop.aidmyplantar.com/product_info.php?products_id=129), while losing weight by juicing (JayKordich.com juicer/info) and eating more anti inflammatory foods, such as pineapple, ginger, walnuts, golden raw cold pressed flax seed oil, hemp seeds and oil, dandelion greens and flowers, and drinking more distilled water....at least 64 ounces a day. 


Aim to take in your healing from PLANT BASED (vegan) foods rather than supplements, animal derived products or drugs, because plant based foods contain many additional health benefits.

Ever hear: "Don't tell me how to eat until you can look like the vessel that God wants to dwell in." ?? This is the "Show Me State"! 

The foot is a complex structure consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Last November, researchers in Britain reported “alarming new evidence that childhood obesity changes foot structure and results in instability when walking.” Being overweight flattens the foot, straining the plantar fascia, a band of tissue which runs from the heel to the base of the toes, causing heel pain.
http://www.coastalpodiatry.com/blog/post/foot-pain-more-common-in-overweight-children.html

Foot and ankle surgeons treat many overweight children with custom orthotic devices (shoe inserts), physical therapy and other conservative measures to reduce or eliminate pain. But treating painful feet and ankles is only part of the childhood weight loss equation.

“As foot and ankle surgeons, we can reduce the aches and pains so these children can run around and play like all the other kids, but parents need to take responsibility for watching their children’s’ lifestyles and diets,” says Werter.








 <<< This is more what mine looks like from my X-ray.

I am going to get this cold wrap here:
https://shop.aidmyplantar.com/product_info.php?products_id=129

MY #1 GAME PLAN FOR FIXING MY HEEL SPUR and I assume plantar fasciitis inflamation:

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot.

Plantar Fasciitis: Best Three, Most Effective Stretches for Athletes. Inside Tips From a Sports Medicine MD. 

However, a notable percentage of athletes fail to respond to the usual treatment course, (possibly due to diet = eating animal meats/dairy/cheese/eggs/sugar/caffeine etc - being low on essential minerals and enzymes= solution: JayKordich.com!!!)  and their condition becomes chronic, or long term.  Some sports physicians and medical researchers suspect that a portion of these recalcitrant patients are not stretching properly, and that may be a factor in their failure to recover from plantar fasciitis.

If you have the physical abilities and health anywhere from an amateur to professional athlete, here are some stretches that may help you recover from plantar fasciitis:

Stretch #1:  Gastroc  Stretch: foot flat on the floor, knee straight, lean forward with your other foot extended in front of you, but keep most of your weight on your back foot until you comfortably feel the stretch in the back of your calf (gastroc muscle and Achilles tendon).  

                                             Best plantar fasciitis stretch


Stretch #2:  Soleus Stretch:  foot flat on the floor, KNEE BENT, lean forward on the other foot that is extended in front of you, but keep most of your weight on your back foot until you comfortably feel the stretch in the back of your calf (by bending your knee, you relax the gastroc muscle, which allows you to focus the stretch on the soleus muscle and the Achilles tendon).  


                                             Best plantar fasciitis stretch


Stretch #3:  Flexor Hallicus Longus (FHL) Stretch
Often, plantar fasciitis sufferers will do some version of stretches #1 and #2 above, but fail to do this last stretch.  This stretch can often be the key in helping patients recover from plantar fasciitis.  Use a stair step or a wall to aid you in this stretch.  Stretch your toes up vertically using the wall or stair step and, keeping your heel on the floor, bend you knee slightly and push foward gently, until you comfortably feel the stretch in the bottom of your foot, the inside part of your ankle, and up the back of your calf.
 

                                             Best Plantar Fasciitis Stretch

As with any rehabilitation method, you should talk with your doctor prior to doing any stretching activity or other type of treatment.  In the cases of chronic plantar fasciitis,  experienced sports doctors often recommend that these stretches be done 2 times a day, with each stretch performed 3 times per session, and held for 40-60 seconds if a patient's condition comfortably allows for this.  - See more at: http://blog.astym.com/blog/astym-3/plantar-fasciitis-best-three-most-effective-stretches-for-athletes-inside-tips-from-a-sports-medicine-md#sthash.5eU2BCUO.dpuf

  1. Plantar Fasciitis Stretches - Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms ...

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ofWIFngn0
    Mar 12, 2012 - Uploaded by Oscar Sanchez
    Plantar Fasciitis Stretches series part 6. Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms, is a video series on Plantar ...

Foot stretches to prevent plantar fasciitis - Mayo Clinic medical ...

  1. www.mayoclinic.com › ... › Plantar fasciitis › Multimedia
    Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds — don't bounce — and do one or two repetitions two to three times a day. Left: Stand as shown, with your back leg ...

New Stretch Decreases Plantar Fasciitis Pain

  1. sportsmedicine.about.com/.../new-stretch-decreases-plantar-fasciitis-pain....
    Jan 5, 2007 - A new stretch is successfully treating plantar fasciitis according to a study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The new stretch targets the ...

Plantar Fasciitis: Best Three, Most Effective Stretches for Athletes ...

  1. blog.astym.com/.../plantar-fasciitis-best-three-most-effective-stretches-for...
    Nov 30, 2010 - Plantar fasciitis causes a great deal of heel pain and disability among athletes. As a sports medicine doctor, I have seen thousands of athletes ...

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Plantar Fasciitis (pdf) - University Health Services - University of ...

  1. uhs.berkeley.edu/home/healthtopics/.../Plantar%20Fasciitis.pdf
    must be pain-free, as continued irritation of the fascia delays healing. v Stretching & Strengthening: Stretching the Achilles tendon/calf muscle and plantar fascia.

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises - Heel That Pain

  1. www.heel-that-pain.com/plantar_fasciitis/.../plantar_fasciitis_exercise.ph...
    Plantar Fasciitis Exercise No. 1 - BELT STRETCH: Take a wide belt and hold one end in each hand. Place the center of the belt over the ball of the foot.
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Plantar Fasciitis Rehabilitation Exercises

  1. www.cumc.columbia.edu/.../pdf/.../Plantar%20Fascitis%20Exercises-1.pd...
    Plantar Fasciitis Rehabilitation Exercises. You may begin exercising the muscles of your foot right away by gently stretching them as follows: • Towel stretch: Sit ...

Plantar fasciitisStretching seems to do the trick - Science Daily

  1. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101104101657.htm
    Nov 4, 2010 - Patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior ...

zinc deficiency

Lose weight! By eating right. JayKordich.com



juice: Ginger, pineapples, walnuts, get raw golden cold processed flax seed oil for anti-inflammatory for my 
plantar fasciitis and heel spur. 


plant-based sources, such as chia seeds, walnuts, and flaxseed, are terrific sources as well. Supplemental omega-3 fatty acids are also fine. The Vegetarian Society recommends 4 g of ALA per day in order for the body to manufacture sufficient quantities of DHA and EPA. Large quantities of omega 6 fatty acids can interfere with the body’s ability to do this conversion so a balance of about 4 to1 omega 6 to omega 3 is said to be beneficial. Omega 6 is abundant in commonly eaten foods such as peanuts, pine nuts, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin and squash seeds, pecans, soybeans, almonds and safflower oil.




weed salad

Wild about weeds


An underrated source of vitamins; nettles, dandelions and chickweed are a nuisance on the lawn but great to eat. Jeff Holman takes another look

Weeds. At best we’re indifferent to them; at worst they’re a blight on our gardens. People invest millions in weed killers and chemicals to get rid of these pests - after all, who wants their lawn ruined by these unseemly plants? But there just might be a better way to deal with the problem, and it’s not only good for your garden, it’s good for you too. 

The solution? Eat them. Before you roll your eyes, consider this: According to Marcus Harrison of the Wild Food School, we’ve actually been eating weeds for hundreds of years. We can, he says, find evidence of many common weeds being grown for consumption throughout history. ‘These things [weeds] have been grown for centuries as food,’ he says. ‘It’s [eating them] a bit like reinventing the wheel.’ So why not reinvent your weeds as crops? As Michael Pollan noted in his book, In Defence of Food, ‘some of the healthiest traditional diets such as the Mediterranean make frequent use of wild greens.’ 

And that’s not all. According to Steve Andrews, a weed expert and singer, also known as theBard of Ely, many weeds are actually better for you than store bought vegetables. ‘Unlike so many of the vegetables we can buy today, [weeds] are packed full of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need.’ He says the lack of human interference is what makes weeds so nutritious.  ‘Weeds are adapted to survival in conditions where more delicate plants have a tough time of it and because of this they tend to concentrate much needed nutrients in their roots, stems, leaves, flowers and seeds’.  So which weeds can you eat?

At the top of the list is a plant most of us see growing from cracks in pavements and all over grass verges everyday: the dandelion. Young leaves can be used in salads and are a good source of vitamins A, C, and B1. Older leaves can be cooked and served like spinach. The roots can also be used to make coffees and teas and work well as flavouring for soups. In terms of health, dandelion has been proven to stimulate liver function and improve digestion. As Steve points out: ‘Because of all the vitamins and minerals dandelions contain, eating this common weed makes a lot of sense.’ 

Milk thistle is another weed that can prove a tasty addition to your supper. Unlike dandelions however, it’s relatively tricky to gather thanks to its spines.  Boiling fresh shoots until they start to wilt is one way to get rid of them, while peeling the outer skin off the stalks to remove the thorns and leaving them in a bowl of water over night also works. These raw shoots can then be eaten as crudités. Milk thistle contains anti-oxidants that help boost the health of your liver as well. 

Like milk thistle, nettles are another plant that can be a tricky to get your hands on, thanks to their famed stinging properties. Happily, cooking neutralises the sting and they are rich sources of vitamins A and D. Robin Harford, of eatweeds.co.uk, notes that nettles have three times more iron of spinach and up to seven times the amount of vitamin C of oranges. So versatile are they, nettles can even be made into a leaf protein. Once cooked, they can be used in a variety of ways, from salads to lasagne and even for making beers and wines. They are also great when used in conjunction with other vegetables, such as garlic, leaks, or onions, so don’t be afraid to try something new when it comes to greening up your meals. 

Purslane is another weed that can be used as a leafy green. The taste resembles that of spinach or watercress, and has a little bite to it as well. ‘Purslane is a great little plant to eat in salads or it can be cooked as greens,’ says Steve. It works well both by itself or when combined with other greens. You can serve it fresh or sautéed, and it makes a great addition to omelettes, sandwiches, and casseroles. The stems can also be used as a garnish to any dish you see fit, and have a crunchy but satisfying flavour; try them with onions, cheese, and scrambled eggs.  ‘You can eat the stems, leaves, and flower buds and the plant has a lot of vitamins and minerals in it,’ explains Steve. ‘Purslane is particularly good as a source of omega-3 fatty acids.’ 

Chickweed is one of those common leafy greens found all over the place. Interestingly, it can stand a bit of cold, so you can actually harvest it during the autumn and even during the winter months when most other plants aren’t available. As with other greens you can use it in everything from salad to pesto. You can cook it with olive oil, lemon juice, black pepper, and garlic for a great salad. Use it on sandwiches with cheese, tomatoes, and meats. You can even put it in a tea ball with hot water for a tea that’s soothing for those suffering from colds. 

Given the historical use of weeds as a foodstuff and their nutritional properties, many weed experts find it hard to understand why they are so underrated. ‘Most people throw out [weeds] that are two to three times more nutritious than the plants they are trying to grow,’ says Robin. ‘Not only are weeds nutritious and cheap, foraging can build a new sense of connection with the natural world and help you understand it better.’ Marcus says that ‘the golden rule for all these plants is you need to get them young,’ just like vegetables at the supermarket. There are plenty of other edible weeds out there including sea beet, nipplewort, chicory, salad burnet, shepherd's purse, common mallow, among others. And why not have a go? Eco-friendly, cheap and ultra-nutritious; don’t spray weeds - eat them instead.

Quercetin, a powerful flavonoid, has been shown to not only improve the immune system and promote cardiovascular health but also fight belly fat.

Research has shown that this flavonoid can block baby fat cells from maturing and is more effective at inhibiting the rate of new fat cell formation than any other flavonoid. Quercetin also is effective at decreasing inflammation in the body.

Large amounts of quercetin are found in apples, onions (especially red onions), and green tea. Red grapes, tomatoes, broccoli, cherries, raspberries, and leafy greens are also excellent sources. Aim to take in quercetin from foods rather than supplements, because foods rich in quercetin contain many additional health benefits.

Resveratrol is found in red grapes, freshly juiced red grapes, peanuts. (avoid peanuts because many people are allergic to them and don't know it.)
Vitamin C helps reduce stress hormone levels and return the stress hormone cortisol to normal levels after a stressful situation. This reduction in cortisol may help to prevent increased belly-fat storage.

Aim to consume at least two foods rich in vitamin C each day. Options include oranges, kiwis, and green peppers. Vitamin C is available in supplement form, but taking in nutrients through food is always the best option. If you do opt for a supplement, keep your dosage to 500 milligrams per day and choose a time-released formula for the best benefit.

Just drinking water may shrink your belly!

A study from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism showed that individuals increased their metabolic rates by 30 percent after drinking approximately 17 ounces of water. Other research indicates that increasing fluid volume in the body may help to promote the breakdown of fat. And because dehydration can suppress metabolism, you have even more reasons to drink up! Aim for at least 64 ounces of water daily.


Time to goal weight: How long until I hit my weight-loss goal?


Okay, you've set your goal weight, but you're not sure where to start. Do you wham-bam crash diet, if so, just how far should you crash? You know it takes time to lose weight, but how much time?

Enter your current weight, your goal weight, and some other data about yourself, and this handy-dandy weight loss calculator will give you an estimate of how fast you'll lose enough weight to meet your goal if you cut your intake by 5%, 10%, 20%, 30%, or 40%. As you lose weight, the calories you can eat per day will go down, so the calculator will tell you how many calories to eat as you lose each pound. Remember: weight loss isn't, and shouldn't, be a quicky thing. The slower you can lose, the more likely you are to keep the weight off. Remember, too, that the more you lose, the fewer calories you require: that's why you'll see the calories per day going down as the pounds fall off.

http://www.calculatorlab.com/HowDoIMeetMyWeightLossGoal/index.php

Cutting intake by 40% = 406 days
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  • When the perfect amount of cold is applied to inflamed tissue, the cold clamps down on any fluid leaking into the damaged tissue in your foot - fluid that creates that swollen feeling. Too much fluid leakage into your tissue is what's causing your pain, tenderness, swelling, redness and that heat sensation. The perfect amount of cold willcontrol your fluid build-up and dramatically reduce your swelling and edema
  • A Plantar/Spur Freezie Wrap® treats the pain, swelling and inflammation of:

    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Heel spur inflammation
    • Plantar fibroma
    • Foot or plantar fascia surgery
    • Bruised metatarsals or calcaneus (heel bone)
    • Metatarsal capsulitis
    • Fractured calcaneus (heel bone)
    • Metatarsalgia (general pain in the ball of the foot)
    • Turf toe
    • Dislocated metatarsal joint
    • Neuroma
    • Foot arch pain
    • Hammer or claw toe
    • Gout
    • Tendinitis
    • Synovitis
    • https://shop.aidmyplantar.com/product_info.php?products_id=129
Next: I am going on a completely JUICE diet (Juicer: JayKordich.com)

I am going to juice/eat anti-inflammatory foods such as:
  • FRESH Pineapple
  • Ginger
  • raw cold pressed flax seed oil and seeds
  •  Try 7 Sources from Flora. It's a complete essential fatty acid supplement that is rich in omega-3 fats from plant and sea (algae) sources—and it is 100% vegan. Learn more athttp://www.florahealth.com/home_usa.cfm.
  • http://eatplantsgethealthy.com/category/omega-3-fatty-acids/
  • One of the most popular questions about plant based diets is “If you don’t eat fish (or fish based supplements) how do you get enough omega 3 fatty acids?” For a great podcast covering benefits of omega-3s check out this episode of the Diane Rehm show.

    Varieties of fish are NOT excellent dietary sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. They also come loaded with toxins from environmental contamination and some significant ethical/environmental ramifications.  Fish also contains cholesterol and saturated fats.  Getting proper Omega-3 fatty acids is not hard for those on a plant-based diet as long as you come up with a game plan.  Ground flax seeds, walnuts,


    soybeans and some leafy greens are fantastic vegan sources of omega-3 fatty acids.  Be sure to grind your flax seeds fresh before consuming-
    they must be ground to make them digestible and grinding them fresh each time assures that the fatty acids are not spoiled from prolonged storage.  There is a caveat with these whole food-based sources of omega-3: they are very high in the ALA form of Omega-3 which must be converted into the EPA and DHA forms of fatty acids by our body to be usable.  There are research studies suggesting that efficiency of conversion from ALA to EPA/DHA varies from person to person so it is hard to know how much flaxseed, walnuts, etc are necessary to obtain adequate EPA/DHA.  If you don’t mind including some supplements in your daily routine an algal-based EPA/DHA Omega-3 supplement is a great way to ensure you are getting plenty of omega-3 fatty acids.  Fish contain high levels of EPA/DHA because they eat algae that are rich in EPA/DHA, thus algal-based supplements derive EPA/DHA straight from the original source. Algal-based supplements are superior to fish oil-based supplements because the algae is a sustainable, contaminant-free source of omega-3 fatty acids.  There are several brands of algal Omega-3 supplements on the market but Ovega-3 is my favorite.  Ovega-3 is affordably-priced and each softgel contains significantly higher amounts of EPA/DHA than most other brands on the market.  You can find Ovega-3 at Vitacost.com.
    Save up to 50% Everyday at Vitacost.com! Click Here! Vegan Sources of Omega 3 fatty acids: Ovega 3 supplement


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Plant sources 

Raw organic:

Healing Potassium Broth
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of parsley
2 stalks of celery
4-6 carrots

Jay's Audio Health Series - CLICK LINKS BELOW TO LISTEN TO! THIS IS A MUST HEAR! THIS WILL HELP YOU GET STARTED FASTEST TO HEAL YOURSELF, FAMILY or FRIENDS!

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'Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.' ~Hippocrates

"It's the JUICE of the FIBER that FEEDS you!" JayKordich.com

  • 'Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food. ~Hippocrates

    "Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good..." Isaiah 55.2

    Said the angel: "If light come, and that light is set aside or rejected, then comes condemnation and the frown of God; but before the light comes there is no sin, for there is no light for them to reject."  {1BIO 324.5}

PS  We are supposed to help each other! I do enjoy reading others experiences that's why I share some of mine....

One of my most favorite sites to share with you is: http://www.jaykordich.com Now this man and his wife have it together on what we should eat and how. One of the things that impressed me most was his knowledge that fruits and vegetables should not be eaten together at the same meal, with the exception of apples (Apples can be mixed with all fruits and vegetables.) This is the same counsel given to us over 100 years ago by my favorite author beside the Bible, Ellen White:  "But while we would recommend simplicity in diet, let it be understood that we do not recommend a meager diet. Let there be a plentiful supply of fruits and vegetables that are in a good condition. Overripe fruit or wilted vegetables ought not to be used. Vegetables and fruit should not be eaten at the same mealAt one meal use bread and fruit, at the next bread and vegetables. Thus we may have all the variety that we need to desire, and if we must have puddings and custards, let bread and these articles form the meal.  {ST September 30, 1897, par. 6 and The Ministry of Health and Healing, p. 168.3 "It is not well to eat fruit and vegetables at the same meal."}

Jay Kordich explains why fruits and vegetables should not be mixed together at the same meal here: Audio Series - 1 - Introduction to Juicing

Do not drink faucet water - drink distilled or reverse osmosis water.

Since we require water to serve as the vehicle for all chemical reactions in the body as well as to flush out toxins, proper hydration becomes paramount (the daily requirement varies from individual to individual, consult your physician for what's right for you). I am not talking about dehydrating liquids such as caffeinated beverages and alcohol, but rather, clean, fresh water preferably filtered, distilled, or from a reliable spring.

Jay Kordich - Seattle, WA


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Interview with the Juiceman! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSi8MTfdwBY Explains the difference between blending and juicing. And gives tons of tips to get started. 

Jay Kordich, The Father of Juicing | Live Longer, Live Better

Thank you for registering. Here are Jay's "Magic Dozen" Healing Recipes!

Carrot/Apple
6 carrots
2 apples


Liver Mover
2-3 apples
1/2 beet


Potassium Broth
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of parsley
2 stalks of celery
4-6 carrots


Bromelain Special
Pineapple (skin & all)
Unscrew top and throw away

Orange or Grapefruit
3 oranges, peeled
or 1 grapefruit, peeled


Evening Regulator
2 apples
1 pear


Digestive Special
Handful of spinach
6 carrots


Cantaloupe Juice
Cut into strips, skin and all,
and juice

Waldorf Salad
1 stalk celery
2 apples


Sunshine Lunch
2 apples
4-6 strawberries


Energy Shake
Handful of parsley
6 carrots


Watermelon Juice
Cut into strips, skin and all,
and juice

Juicing Tips:

  1. When you start juicing, remember to begin slowly so your body can adjust to the new way of eating. Gradually add raw foods and juices to your current diet.

  2. Apples can be mixed with all fruits and vegetables.

  3. Vegetable juices that taste "strong", such as spinach and beet, are high in compounds that should be consumed in small quantities. You can dilute these with milder tasting juices or water.

  4. We recommend using organic produce; if you are unable to find organic produce in your area, use a biodegradable soap or fruit/vegetable wash or the following recipe to remove poisonous surface sprays and pesticides: Fill your sink with cold water. Add four tablespoons of salt and the juice of one-half of a lemon (this makes a diluted form of hydrochloric acid). Soak fruits or vegetables for 5-10 minutes; 2-3 minutes for leafy greens; and 1-2 minutes for berries. Rinse well under cold water.

 

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*Here are just a few suggestions for reducing chronic inflammation: 

  • #1 IMMEDIATELY GO ON A VEGAN DIET
  • PINEAPPLE
  • GINGER
  • Flaxseed Or Flaxseed Oil Flaxseed is one of the most highly-recommended plant sources for omega-3s. Ground flaxseed is a staple in my kitchen -- it keeps for a long time in the freezer, and because flaxseed is virtually tasteless, I throw it in all sorts of things -- cereal, oatmeal, smoothies -- to boost my omega-3 intake. You can use ground flaxseed goo as an egg substitute in vegan baking. Flaxseed oil has 7980 mg omega-3's per 1-tbsp serving. 
  • Chia SeedsChia seeds are another plant source of omega-3's that I like to sneak into my diet. You can throw chia seeds into stir fry, salads, seitan, dips and more. Like ground flaxseed, chia seeds have a mild -- if any -- taste. But they'll add a dose of omega-3's and a slight crunch wherever they're added. 


  • Hemp Seeds - Vegan and gluten-free, hemp seeds also have the most essential fatty acids of any nuts or seeds and a perfect 3:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. They're also high in protein, minerals and rare polyunsaturated fatty acids like gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA). Like flax and chia seeds, you can sprinkle hemp seeds into lots of different things. Store in the freezer to keep them from going bad. 
  • Perilla Oil -Perilla oil comes from the seeds of the herb perilla. Over 50 percent of perilla oil consists of ALA, with about 8960 mg omega-3 fatty acids per tablespoon (compared to 1680 mg omega-6's).



Cauliflower
"Many people are not aware that cauliflower contains a good amount of omega-3 essential fatty acids, making this veggie great for heart health," says nutritionist Margaux Rathbun. "In addition to the omega-3, cauliflower contains other heart-friendly nutrients including potassium, magnesium and niacin." 

One cup contains about 37 mg of omega-3's. To retain the nutrients in cauliflower, Rathbun recommends steaming it for no more than five to six minutes, then adding lemon juice and cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil. 

Hummus
"Hummus is a vegan source of omega-3's," with about 300 mg in a one-cup serving, explains Charis Freiman-Mendel, author of "Cook Your Way Through the S.A.T.". That's because hummus is made with tahini, which is made from omega-3-packed sesame seeds. "Delicious, healthy, great brain food," says Freiman-Mendel.

There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids in our diets: One type is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is found in some vegetable oils, such as raw golden flaxseed, and in walnuts. ALA is also found in some green vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens.

1. What are omega-3 fatty acids, and why should I make sure to include them in my diet?

Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and possibly stroke. New studies are identifying potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Anti-inflammatory:  the most popular being Linseed/Flaxseed oil (which is one of the most concentrated plant sources of Omega 3).

Other good plant based sources of Omega 3 fatty acids are:

Leafy Green Vegetables

For a double hit make a spinach and walnut (see below) salad. Add any other ingredients of your choice.

RAW Nuts

Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts, Pecans. Brilliant as a snack instead of chocolate or sweets. 

RAW Seeds

Sesame seeds also complement any slightly sweet or spicy chilli dressing. Sesame seeds are a great source

Tahini

Tahini is a sesame seed paste that is used itself as a dip, and also as a base for some Middle Eastern sauces such as curries, as a 'roux' would be in European cooking.

Houmous

A great tasting chickpea dip (one of my favorites) – made with a tahini base!

Oils

Soya Bean Oil, Canola Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Linseed/Flaxseed Oil. Most of these can be found in your local supermarket. Experiment when cooking (should NOT cook - eat raw foods!! cooking causes invalids!), marinating and dressing.


1. The primary pathway of inflammation is built primarily from Omega 3 fatty acids. Taking PLANT BASED supplements rich in these natural nutrients assists the body in having a more profound primary inflammatory response and at the same time, it minimizes the chronic inflammation responsible for pain and suffering. (Nordic Naturals - 1000 mg 3x a day containing a minimum of 300 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA) 

2. Taking supplements rich in plant enzymes such as bromelain assist the body as catalysts for the repair of our cells. Taken on an empty stomach, these enzymes can break down the byproducts of inflammation thus clearing the way for cellular repair. (Bromelain Plus 6 - 250-500mg 3x a day) 

3. Efficient inflammation depends on a healthy immune system. 70% of the cells of our immune system are found in the gastrointestinal tract. These cells are fed by short chain fatty acids (that do not exist in nature), which are the result of fermentation of complex carbohydrates -- whole grains, vegetables, beans -- by the friendly bacteria (probiotics) of our intestinal lining. So it is essential for anyone suffering with inflammation to take an ample supply of probiotics on a daily basis. (Theralac Probiotic - 20 billion CFU daily) 

4. Consuming a diet low in Omega 6-rich foods like meat, dairy, baked goods, flour products, and grains (basically the standard American diet), is also helpful when looking to relieve inflammation. Although Omega 6 fatty acids are essential in any diet because they are the building blocks of chronic inflammation (which helps the body protect itself when it can't repair itself efficiently), it will cause the immune system to bypass primary inflammation and default into chronic inflammation, when consumed in excess. 

I changed shoes and noticed that there was a little more comfort with shoes that had a raised heel. However I would suffer more when I went to bedroom slippers or lower heeled shoes.

Patients and doctors frequently confuse the conditions heel spur symptoms and plantar fasciitis. While these two diagnoses are related, they are not the identical. Plantar fasciitis refers to the redness of the plantar fascia the tissue those appearances the arch of the foot. A heel spur is a hook of bone that can type on the heel bone (calcaneus) and is associated among plantar fasciitis.


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"About 70 percent of patients with plantar fasciitis who do have discomfort will also be found to have a heel spur when observed via X-ray. It is likely that a bone spur forms as the body tries to repair itself from repeated injury by laying down extra bone at the site of trauma. Plantar fasciitis is typically another result of such trauma. Heel spurs are most often seen in middle-aged men and women, but can be found in all age groups." http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03031/Heel-Spurs.html



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Heel spurs and heel pain

A common misunderstanding when identifying heel pain is to look at the wrong bone spurs in the heel. When one spur thought to cause the pain, in actuality does not, it usually an additional commonly overlooked spur. This article will go through all these and their contribution to foot pain.

Heel spurs

Generally two spots on the heel that with the traction of pulling from tendons and ligaments can cause foot and heel pain. The most common place for the heel spur is under the heel bone even though this is rarely the true source of the pain. The planter fascia is a ligament that runs the length of the arch and supports the overlying anatomic structure of the foot. Some individuals who have flat or flattening feet an increase in tension is felt on this ligament resulting in chronic inflammation to the tissue. This inflammation is referred to as plantar fasciitis and is usually the true source of heel pain. The spur generally associated with this is just a traction triggered calcification of the attached fascia tissue adhere to it. The spur usually runs parallel to the ground and is not felt externally. In some people there is no pain at all from these spurs.

[I changed shoes and noticed that there was a little more comfort with shoes that had a raised heel. However I would suffer more when I went to bedroom slippers or lower heeled shoes.] (I think this is possibly MY PROBLEM: Some individuals who have flat or flattening feet an increase in tension is felt on this ligament resulting in chronic inflammation to the tissue. This inflammation is referred to as plantar fasciitis and is usually the true source of heel pain.) I think being overweight causes flat or flattening feet. 

Adult onset flatfoot can also be caused by a bone fracture or dislocation, a torn or stretched tendon, or arthritis. Rigid flatfoot can develop among adults 40 years of age and older who are sedentary and overweight. At times, an adult can recall an injury, but more often the flatfoot is a gradual development. All children are born with flat feet. After the age of three, children begin to develop an arch. 

Lose weight. Carrying excess weight on your body exerts excess pressure on your feet and can exacerbate flat feet. A study performed by the University of Wollongong, with results published in a 2006 issue of "Obesity," found that children who were overweight had significantly lower arches than children who were at a healthier weight. By losing weight, you may notice a decrease in your foot pain as well as a slew of other side effects of being overweight.

Flat feet, also known as fallen arches of pes planus, occur when the supportive arch of the foot becomes progressively flatter. Your natural arches are personal and unique to your body, so if you have flexible flat feet, it's usually not a problem. Unfortunately, if you had high arches and they've become compressed and flattened over time, they could become rigid and painful. Stop the threat of flat feet by adopting good foot care practices.

Excessive weight causes the arch to weaken and foot pain. Doctors discuss treatment and prevention of foot pain, flat feet, and plantar fasciitishttp://www.ourhealthnetwork.com/conditions/FootandAnkle/ObesityandtheFeet.asp

• Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis (pain in the bottom of the heel that may radiate into the arch). This is the most common problem seen in overweight patients. The undue pressure on the longitudinal arch puts a "pull" on the origin of the Plantar Fascia at the heel. This continued stress on the fascia allows for the formation of heel spur as well as plantar fasciitis

Overweight and obese people must be most concerned with the arch of the foot and the additional stress load it applies to the foot. As excessive amounts of weight are forced upon the feet, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that hold up the arch do not become stronger. They actually become stretched and weaker due to the extra weight that is forced upon these structures. In time, if these structures are not protected, they will allow the bones and joints of the feet to shift and collapse, causing the arch to become painful and even flat. This will lead to pain not only in the feet and ankles, but also to pain in the shins, knees, hips, and lower back.

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Why the arch of the foot is so important:
The normal arch functions as a shock absorber for the entire body. Each time we step down, we place up to 5 times our body weight on the foot, depending on whether we are walking, running, or jumping. If there were no shock absorber in the foot, the force of each step would eventually fracture or dislocate the bones of the foot, leg, and lower back. When the arch is flat, or has collapsed, it cannot function properly. If left untreated, this will lead to a completely collapsed foot that cannot function as a shock absorber at all; and, this in turn will cause constant pain in the foot, and eventually the knee, hip, and lower back.

The normal arch is made up of bones and joints that are held tightly together, in a precise relationship. In order for the arch to flatten out, the ligaments and tendons that hold the bones and joints together must become stretched, leading to a collapse of the longitudinal arch. 

If the arches are not protected, or if they are already flat and left untreated, then the severely overweight person can expect to experience one of the following painful and debilitating conditions:

• Pronation is the most common and damaging medical problem that may occur as a result of flat arches. Pronation is a turning out of the foot at the ankle, so that one has a tendency to walk on the inner border of the foot. You can test for pronation by looking at the leg and foot from the back. Normally you can see the Achilles Tendon run straight down the leg into the heel. If the foot is pronated, the tendon will run straight down the leg, but when it lies on the heel, it will twist outward. This makes the inner ankle bone much more prominent than the outer ankle bone. Because pronation is a twisting of the foot, all of the muscles and tendons that run from the leg and ankle into the foot will be twisted. If left untreated, pronation maybe the cause severe foot deformities:
• 
Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis (pain in the bottom of the heel that may radiate into the arch). This is the most common problem seen in overweight patients. The undue pressure on the longitudinal arch puts a "pull" on the origin of the Plantar Fascia at the heel. This continued stress on the fascia allows for the formation of heel spur as well as plantar fasciitis. 
• 
Weak and painful arches.
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Frequent ankle sprains.
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Shin splints (pain in the front or sides of the lower leg).
• And eventually 
knee, hip, and lower back pain. The knee gets a great deal of pressure on the medial or inner side when the foot is pronated as weight distribution forces apply pressure to the knee. The knee pain can reflect elsewhere as the compensatory gait established could cause hip and back pain. 

Obesity and The Feet: Treating and Preventing Foot Pain
Overview | Causes of Foot Pain | Treating and Preventing Foot Pain | 

Treatment of Flat (Collapsed) Arches in the Obese Person:

In adults, doctors recommend that the treatment of flat feet must be directed to supporting the individual bones, joints, and muscles which make up the arch; and, to provide adequate shock absorption for the entire body. This will help to prevent and alleviate pain in the foot, ankle, leg, knee, hip, and lower back. Preventing pain and the total collapse of the arch is accomplished through the use of custom-made orthotics. Custom-made orthotics is medical devices that gently support not only the arch, but also each individual component of the arch and foot. Also, because of materials used in the construction of our custom-made orthotics, they allow the arch to become a much more efficient shock absorber. This not only relieves arch and foot pain, but also prevents the pain from returning, and keeps the arch from flattening out further. Custom-made orthotics help to relieve the pain caused by bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, neuromas, knee pain, and muscle weakness. Over-the-counter arch supports may give temporary relief, but because they do not support the individual components of the arch, the pain may return. 

Our Custom-Made Orthotics for the Prevention and Treatment of Flat (Collapsed) Arches for the Obese Person:

What makes these orthotics unique, is their ability to support the individual components of the arch, not just the "arch" as a whole, and to act as an efficient shock absorber. Our custom-made orthotics is constructed of the latest thermoplastic materials. These materials not only provide the support that is needed, but they have a "memory." This memory allows the orthotic to compress slightly when pressure is applied to it, but when the pressure is released, the orthotic returns to its original height and shape. This insures maximum comfort, while guaranteeing that the arch will always be supported at its most efficient height. Our custom-made orthotics also help to prevent the further collapse of the arch; they act as shock absorbers and they will help to reduce pain in the arches, the entire foot, leg, knees, hips, and lower back. These custom-made orthotics are comfortable, will last for years, and will fit into most flat shoes, and shoes with heel heights of up to 1 1/2 inches.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Having custom orthotics made for you has never been so simple. To help you take the first step toward pain relief, we will send you a special foam impression kit. Our kit includes easy instructions and allows you to take impressions of both your feet quickly and cleanly. Also included is a self-mailing carton to return your impressions to us.

Simply place your feet in the impression material and hold still for approximately 10 seconds. Then complete the self-examination form, our board certified podiatrist. will personally review each and every kit and examination form returned to us. Within days, custom-made orthotics — which will relieve your unique foot problems — will be made for you under the supervision of our foot doctor and rushed to you via Priority Mail.
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Foot Diagram, Foot Injury Treatments in New Port Richey, FL
Foot Diagram, Foot Injury Treatments in New Port Richey, FL

Injuries from Forward Motion
Every time you take a step, your foot flattens slightly. Repeated flattening (overpronation) during sports like jogging, exercise walking, cross-country skiing, and biking can make you more vulnerable to injury. Inflammation of your plantar fascia and tendons are typical of these sports, but a variety of injuries can result from any sport.
 
Repeated Flattening
As your foot bears weight, your arch flattens, stretching the plantar fascia. Repeated flattening can inflame your plantar fascia or tendons, break down joints, or weaken muscles. Wearing shoes with weak arch support or a worn-out mid-sole can make matters worse. 

Other contributing factors include flat feet, which can overstretch your plantar fascia; abnormal leg length, which causes the foot of your longer leg to flatten too much; being overweight; and running on hard or uneven surfaces.
 
Plantar Fasciitis & Tendinitis
Chronic inflammation of your plantar fascia can cause it to over stretch or tear. If connected to overused or weak muscles, your tendons may become inflamed.
Injuries from Up-and-Down Motions
Your feet take quite a beating during the up-and-down motion of sports like aerobic dancing. The ball of your foot is subject to repeated pounding which, in turn, stresses any weak parts of your foot. Other activities that can cause this kind of stress are basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, and walking on stairs.
 
Repeated Pounding
With repeated up-and-down pounding, the pressure on your foot is concentrated on the ball of your foot rather than spread over your entire foot. Your foot's tendons and muscles are not able to absorb the extra stress coming up through your bones, so fractures or tendon injuries in your foot, ankle, and calf can occur more easily. Being overweight increases the pressure, as does jumping on hard surfaces, over-training, or wearing stiff shoes or shoes lacking support in 
the front.
 
Stress Fractures & Shin Splints
Stress fractures are hairline cracks in bones are often caused by extra stress on the bones of your feet. Shin splints are pains near your tibia that may be from an inflamed tendon or muscle that is irritated along your bone.
 
Injuries from Sideways Motion
During court sports like tennis, basketball, volleyball, or racquetball, your feet move from side to side, changing direction very quickly numerous times. With these kinds of moves, your joints can be twisted or jammed more easily, throwing your foot off balance.
 
Repeated Twisting
When you make sudden, sideways movements, your "tripod" of bones (your heel and your first and fifth metatarsals) is thrown off-balance. Because your joints are forced beyond their normal range of motion, ligaments and joints can be injured. Playing on an uneven surface is a setup for this type of injury, as is wearing shoes with loose ankle support or shoes that are worn out or the wrong size. Other contributing factors include weak ankles, high arches, or fatigue.

Step 1

Purchase orthopedic arch-supporting shoe inserts from the drugstore, looking specifically for those labeled "Arch Support," suggests ePodiatry.com. These inserts slip into your existing shoes, but have a small raised area where your arch will make contact with the pad. This gives your foot added support, especially if you'll be on your feet for awhile.

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Step 2

Switch your footwear each day. Wearing the exact same, unsupportive shoes each day can cause your feet to over-correct for the lack of support and the shape of the shoe, which can lead to fallen arches. By switching your footwear often, you ensure that your feet never adopt a certain shape because of your specific shoes.



Step 3

Ditch high heels that wedge your feet into tiny spaces and cause you to balance on a skinny, spike heels. Heels alter your center of gravity and alignment and wearing them on a regular basis can render your arches almost useless. If you must wear heels, choose those with a wide width and box heel and wear them for short periods of time only, suggests the Health Mad website. Keep "commuter" shoes with you that you can change into when you're done wearing your heels.



Step 4

Visit a comfort shoe specialty store and have your feet fitted with shoes that prohibit pronated feet, suggests Medline Plus, an online resource of the National Institutes of Health. Pronated feet, or feet that roll inward, are a common cause of flat feet. It's a naturally occurring condition, but it can result in ankle pain and, eventually, flatter feet. The right shoes offer a side support that keep your feet stable and stop the rolling inward motion.



Step 5

Lose weight. Carrying excess weight on your body exerts excess pressure on your feet and can exacerbate flat feet. A study performed by the University of Wollongong, with results published in a 2006 issue of "Obesity," found that children who were overweight had significantly lower arches than children who were at a healthier weight. By losing weight, you may notice a decrease in your foot pain as well as a slew of other side effects of being overweight.



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There are, however, other conditions that can cause heel spurs and their associated symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis and a group of illnesses associated with seronegative arthropathies can play a part in heel spurs and heel pain. With these conditions the heel spurs are fluffy and face downwards and can cause increased pain especially with high weight bearing. It should be noted that a general misconception people hold is that the arthritis they feel in their hands hips and other joints is the same or extension as the one they feel in their heel. In reality these instances of arthritis are only on single or group of joints referred to osteoarthritis. The arthritic conditions mentioned above destroy join tissue and not just the mechanical joint and is very different from what people know as arthritis.

The other common place for heel spurs is at the back of the heel behind the attachment point at the Achilles tendon. Tightness here can cause a great deal of tension on the back of the heel bone. After some time like this a spur formation can occur which can become calcified with bone like deposits. Over time these bone deposits will cause irritation and inflammation to surrounding tissue. Usually the pain from this is attributed to a bone spur and can become extremely disabling with the risk of the tendon rupturing. Calcification is commonly misdiagnosed as a fracture of the spur from the heel bone.

There is also the Haglund's deformity or pump bump which can be associated with heel pain. Although these are not a spur they are simply an enlargement of the top surface of the back of the heel bone. This enlargement can cause inflammation and irritation which can worsen with tight ill fitting shoes. Even though the spur in a traditional sense is not present the symptoms may not be dissimilar from a spur on the back of the heel.

Any treatment must address the underlying cause of the pain. To treat heel pain on the bottom of the foot usually just treating the area with an anti inflammatory is enough. When the pain is due to the arthritic conditions mentioned above treatment of the underlying condition is best and in some cases shaving of the spurs can bring significant relief. For heel pain associated with Haglund's deformity treatment involves loosening the Achilles tendon and using anti inflammatory measures to stabilize the ankle. Surgery can be employed to remove the spurs themselves in this case to but only as a last case measure.

Heels spurs can be misunderstood in their role in heel pain but prompt identification and correct treatment of the cause of the pain is essential as treatment differs from cause to cause.

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Other conditions

type=textThere are, however, other conditions that can cause heel spurs and their associated symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis and a group of illnesses associated with seronegative arthropathies can play a part in heel spurs and heel pain. With these conditions the heel spurs are fluffy and face downwards and can cause increased pain especially with high weight bearing. It should be noted that a general misconception people hold is that the arthritis they feel in their hands hips and other joints is the same or extension as the one they feel in their heel. In reality these instances of arthritis are only on single or group of joints referred to osteoarthritis. The arthritic conditions mentioned above destroy join tissue and not just the mechanical joint and is very different from what people know as arthritis

Common conditions

The other common place for heel spurs is at the back of the heel behind the attachment point at the Achilles tendon. Tightness here can cause a great deal of tension on the back of the heel bone. After some time like this a spur formation can occur which can become calcified with bone like deposits. Over time these bone deposits will cause irritation and inflammation to surrounding tissue. Usually the pain from this is attributed to a bone spur and can become extremely disabling with the risk of the tendon rupturing. Calcification is commonly misdiagnosed as a fracture of the spur from the heel bone.

There is also the Haglund's deformity or pump bump which can be associated with heel pain. Although these are not a spur they are simply an enlargement of the top surface of the back of the heel bone. This enlargement can cause inflammation and irritation which can worsen with tight ill fitting shoes. Even though the spur in a traditional sense is not present the symptoms may not be dissimilar from a spur on the back of the heel.

Treatment

Any treatment must address the underlying cause of the pain. To treat heel pain on the bottom of the foot usually just treating the area with an anti inflammatory is enough. When the pain is due to the arthritic conditions mentioned above treatment of the underlying condition is best and in some cases shaving of the spurs can bring significant relief. For heel pain associated with Haglund's deformity treatment involves loosening the Achilles tendon and using anti inflammatory measures to stabilize the ankle. Surgery can be employed to remove the spurs themselves in this case to but only as a last case measure.

Heels spurs can be misunderstood in their role in heel pain but prompt identification and correct treatment of the cause of the pain is essential as treatment differs from cause to cause.

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What are the symptoms of heel spurs?

Most people think that a bone "spur" is sharp and produces pain by pressing on tissue, when in fact, these bony growths are usually smooth and flat. Although they rarely cause pain on their own, bone spurs in the feet can lead to callus formation as tissue builds up to provide added cushion over the area of stress. Over time, wear and tear on joints may cause these spurs to compress neighboring ligaments, tendons or nerves, thus injuring tissue and causing swelling, pain and tearing.


When a patient has plantar fasciitis, on the other hand, the area underneath the foot becomes irritated and inflamed with swelling, local tenderness, and pain that comes with standing or walking - although any activities that involve weight bearing or stretching of the foot can cause problems. Symptoms are typically worse in the morning as the fascia of the foot often tightens overnight. As a matter of fact, the classic sign of plantar fasciitis involves pain with the first few steps after waking along the front and bottom of the heel. Pain can often move around the foot and worsen if people try to walk on the balls of their feet, since walking on the forefoot causes more tension in the fascia, which pulls on the heel and creates more discomfort.


How to get rid of hell spur?

•Apply an icepack. Place your icepack on your heel for 10 to 15 minutes at least twice a day.

•You can also try rolling your foot over an iced can or bottle if your heel spurs are accompanied by plantar fasciitis.

•Take over-the-counter medicine to ease the pain. Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

•Perform some exercises. Exercises that strengthen and lengthen your plantar fascia can also be very helpful for heel spurs.

•Choose new shoes that are the right size.

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 <<< This is more what mine looks like from my X-ray.

What are the causes of heel spurs?

Heel spurs can form as a result of repeated strain placed on foot muscles and ligaments as well as from abnormally stretching the band of tissue connecting the heel and ball of the foot. Repeated injury to the membrane that lines the heel bone can also cause problems as can repeated tight pressure on the back of the heel. The causes can range from excessive walking (especially if unaccustomed to walking), running or jumping to improperly fitted or worn-out shoes. Runners, volleyball players, and tennis players, people who do step aerobics or stair climbing for exercise, those with flat feet, pregnant women, the obese and diabetics and those who wear tight-fitting shoes with a high heel are all prone to developing spurs (and plantar fasciitis) more readily.

What is the conventional treatment of heel spurs?

Bone spurs rarely require treatment unless they are causing frequent pain or damaging other tissues. Because heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are so closely related, they are usually treated the same way. Symptomatic treatment involves rest, especially from the activity that is contributing to the condition and making symptoms worse (although this may not be easy to discover, as problems can manifest several hours or days after the harmful activity has occurred). If you identify the offending activity, ice is recommended immediately following it. Stretching of the calf muscles after a short warm up is also a good idea and can be helpful. Stretching exercises that gently lengthen the calm muscle will relax the tissue surrounding the heel and should be done several times a day, especially in the morning and after prolonged sitting.

Over-the-counter or prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications can help temporarily, but can cause side effects - the most significant being gastrointestinal upset, ulceration and bleeding. (I REFUSE TO TAKE THESE!)

Not just a heel spur

I woke up one morning about 6 months ago with pain in my right heel. I thought it was caused by shoes my daughter bought me for Christmas! So, after a few weeks I went and bought a new pair of tennis shoes. Didn't help. The pain continued. I changed shoes and noticed that there was a little more comfort with shoes that had a raised heel. However I would suffer more when I went to bedroom slippers or lower heeled shoes.

I had a X-Rays done at my local chiropractor. He said he had had the same problem and had suffered with it for a year and a half before he ran into a colleague that told him to take a natural anti-inflammatory supplement with bromelain (natural anti-inflammatory) in it (occurs naturally in pineapples) that he sold for $32 dollars a bottle. I took that for two months with no improvement, except for a few days. I went back to the chiropractor. Had another X-Ray done for $35 to see if the heel spur was getting smaller or going away at all. NO IT WAS NOT. So I chose not buy another $32 dollar bottle of his suggested supplement. He said he used his little jack hammer machine on it 3 times a week and had his wife pull his foot to reset/realign it every day 2 or 3 times a day. He said he also did the exercises  like stretching his foot, by putting the front part on a step or against a door jamb. So I am trying to do the exercises also.

Personally, I think my chiropractor jack hammered his heel spur off using his own machine. Now, I am going to try a hammer (if I can get my nerve up) or go back to my chiropractor and see if he'll let me use his little jack hammer machine. He told me one of his patients went home and hit their heel with a hammer until it broke the little spur off - and it was fine after that.  

I really was considering cortisone shots when the pain really starts to becomes unbearable. Except, I learned from research on the internet that the cortisone shots does not fix the problem in most cases; and it even was the cause of diabetes. So I refused to put drugs into my body, that would simply cause more problems. And I sure do not want to have surgery - that can cause other problems as well.

I talked to my Mother about it - who is a great herbalist.

She sent me some strutz to wear on my foot: 
http://www.getstrutz.com Strutz Sole Angels are just what your tired, aching feet need. Strutz have shock absorbing power that give you relief from foot pain and give you better alignment to rejuvenate your legs, knees, hips and back, too. Wear Strutz with every shoe you own – including sneakers, sandals and heels – or even barefoot! Really felt good on my feet, but cannot tell it fixed the problem.

She found a site that said to soak my left heel in raw apple cider vinegar - take a tablespoon morning and night, and to fold a washcloth in fourths, pour the raw apple cider vinegar on it, put that on heel and wrap with saran wrap and vet wrap at night. She mailed a bottle of it to me, So I am trying that. I have now taken a whole bottle of that by taking it morning and night. I am starting on the second bottle of Braggs RAW apple cider vinegar. 


ALSO, my Mother suggested, Complete Tissue and Bone Formula by Dr. Christopher:

Dr.Christopher's...$11.21 (taking this- Mother mailed me some (Stella 1-660-651-9303))
Complete Tissue and B...$14.63 (taking this- Mother mailed me some (Stella 1-660-651-9303))

Complete Tissue and B...$33.79 (have not tried this yet)

MY GAMEPLAN for fixing my foot! Heel spur and I assume inflammation

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are another plant source of omega-3's that I like to sneak into my diet. You can throw chia seeds into stir fry, salads, seitan, dips and more. Like ground flaxseed, chia seeds have a mild -- if any -- taste. But they'll add a dose of omega-3's and a slight crunch wherever they're added.  

8/25/13 I ran across this page on the net: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03031/Heel-Spurs.html. He said to take:

What therapies does Dr. Weil recommend for heel spurs?

  • Exercise: If you think your pain is exercise-related, change your exercise routine, environment, or foot-ware, and emphasize movements and/or body parts that do not cause pain.
  • Mind/Body: Occasionally foot pain can be related to stress. The body may respond with generalized tension that contributes to pain in many areas, including the feet.
  • Supplements: Natural anti-inflammatories can be just as effective as ibuprofen or other over-the-counter pain relievers with fewer side effects. Try one of the following:
    • Ginger (Zingiber officinale) standardized to 5-6% gingerols and 6% shogoals, take one to two 500 mg tablets three to four times daily
    • Turmeric (Curcuma longa) standardized to 95% curcuminoids, take 400-600 mg three times daily.
    • Also: Be sure that you're wearing well-fitting shoes, the proper shoes for each activity, and that you buy new foot-ware as soon as you notice signs of wear. You can also take the pressure off your heel with a donut-shaped heel cushion or a heel-raising pad placed in your shoe. Magnetic shoe inserts, although the evidence behind their effectiveness is not conclusive. Osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation can help with soft tissue pain in and around the feet.


Why do I get heel spurs?

Heel spurs are common in patients who have the past of foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis. In the situation of plantar fasciitis, heel spurs are most often seen in middle-aged men and women, but can be create in all age groups. The heel spur itself is not reflection to be the main cause of pain, rather inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia is thought to be the primary trouble.
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There can be a lot of causes of heel spurs. Most often, athletes or those who have energetic lifestyles are particularly flat. This is because regular running, jumping, or any movement that can cause the plantar fascia muscle to stretch or extent extremely can cause a heel spur to expand. Those who also lift heavy objects regularly can also cause too much strain to be placed on the fascia, causing it to pull away from the heel bone. 

The body's response to this process is put calcium in the area of the front bottom segment of the heel, resulting in the skinny heel spur.Treatment of heel spurs is the similar as cure of plantar fasciitis. Since these problems are related, the treatment is the equal. The first step in the treatment of a heel spur is short term rest and inflammation control.Do daily correct Exercises we can get heel spur relief.

The two most general causes of heel spur pain in the bottom of the heel, the arch, or both the heel and the arch, are heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. The mainly common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis.  Many patients with plantar fasciitis have a heel spur on the front and bottom of their heel, but heel spurs do not cause pain.  The common name is "heel spur" because it's easier to pronounce than "plantar fasciitis" and doctors are able to position to the spur on an x-ray.  Causes of heel paininclude insufficient flexibility in the calf muscles, lack of arch support, individual overweight, suddenly increasing activity, and spending a lot time on the feet. 
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Heel Spur is a portion of calcium or bone that sticks out from the bottom of the heel bone, and lies inside the fibers of the plantar fascia. When walking, the spur residence into the plantar fascia and causes small micro-tears in the plantar fascia. This produces inflammation and pain in theheel, which at times may radiate into the arch. Orthotics is remedial foot devices. They should not be confused with spongy, rubber foot beds, gel heel cups ,heel spur cushions etc. Gel and rubber foot beds may cushion the heels and feet, but they do not provide any biomechanical improvement. In fact, gel can do the opposite and make an incorrect on foot pattern even more unstable.

First, it is important to know that heel spurs are an unusual type of bone growth that extends from the heel bone, mainly on the bottom front of the heel bone and sometimes slightly to the side. Usually, a heel spurs forms where the plantar fascia muscle attaches to the bottom of the heel bone. Theheel spur expansion is made up of calcium deposits that form when the plantar fascia pulls away from the heel. Those who overuse, or put heavy pressure on the plantar fascia, are at risk of developing heel spurs
Patients and doctors frequently confuse the conditions heel spur symptoms and plantar fasciitis. While these two diagnoses are related, they are not the identical. Plantar fasciitis refers to the redness of the plantar fascia the tissue those appearances the arch of the foot. A heel spur is a hook of bone that can type on the heel bone (calcaneus) and is associated among plantar fasciitis.


"I can pray for the sick only in one way—“Lord, if it be in accordance with Thy will, for Thy glory and the good of the one who is sick, heal the sufferer, we pray. Not our will, but Thine be done.” Selected Messages Book 2, p. 345.5

Ephesians 6:16 (KJV) "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." (Take the shield of faith = this IS the TRUE JESUS) Did you know there is a false Jesus? Yes, there is. Check out 2 CORINTHIANS 11:3-4 to learn more about this. Obedience IS the ONLY proof of Faith.


1 John 3:21, 22 “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, "because" we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”

But if we allow the Spirit of the Living God to write the Ten Commandments into our hearts, and we continue on to walk after this internal law, then we shall receive the answers to our prayerssimply because we are pleasing God through our obedience to Him.

How to Get Answers to our Prayers: click here for some excerpts

WHY is there a delay in God answering our prayers sometimes?

"He Who blessed the nobleman at Capernaum is just as desirous of Blessing us. But like the afflicted father, we are often led to seek Jesus by the desire for some earthly good; and upon the granting of our request we rest our confidence in His love. The Saviour longs to give us a greater Blessing than we ask; and He delays the answer to our request that He may show us the evil of our own hearts, and our deep need of His grace. He desires us to renounce the selfishness that leads us to seek Him. Confessing our helplessness and bitter need, we are to trust ourselves wholly to His love." The Desire of Ages, p. 200.3, Conflict and Courage, p. 295.4, Prayer, p. 111.3


The following quotes keep ringing in my ears as I consider WHAT to DO to fix my heel spur:

Drugs never cure disease; they only change its form and location. . . . When drugs are introduced into the system, for a time they seem to have a beneficial effect. A change may take place, but the disease is not cured. It will manifest itself in some other form. . . . The disease which the drug was given to cure may disappear, but only to reappear in a new form, such as skin diseases, ulcers, painful, diseased joints, and sometimes in a more dangerous and deadly form. . . . Nature keeps struggling, and the patient suffers with different ailments, until there is a sudden breaking down in her efforts, and death follows.--H. To L., Chap. 3, p. 60.  {HL 243.3}

Drugging should be forever abandoned; for while it does not cure any malady, it enfeebles the system, making it more susceptible to disease.-- T., No. 32, p. 57.  {HL 244.3}  

There are more who die from the use of drugs than all who would have died of disease had nature been left to do her own work.--H. To L., Chap. 3, p. 61.  {HL 244.4}
  
Medicines have no power to cure, but will most generally hinder nature in her efforts.--H. To L., Chap. 3, p. 62.  {HL 244.5}  

Medicine deranges nature's fine machinery, and breaks down the constitution. It kills, but never cures.--H. To L., Chap. 3, p. 57.
 
God did not design that the medical missionary work should eclipse the work of the third angel's messageThe arm is not to become the body. The third angel's message is the gospel message for these last days, and in no case is it to be overshadowed by other interests and made to appear an unessential consideration. When in our institutions anything is placed above the third angel's message, the gospel is not there the great leading power.--Testimonies, vol. 6, PP. 235-241. (1900)
 
I wish to tell you that soon there will be no work done in ministerial lines but medical missionary work. The work of a minister is to minister. Our ministers are to work on the gospel plan of ministering. . . .  {Ev 523.3}  

You will never be ministers after the gospel order till you show a decided interest in medical missionary work, the gospel of healing and blessing and strengthening. . . .  {Ev 523.4}  

It is because of the directions I have received from the Lord that I have the courage to stand among you and speak as I do, notwithstanding the way in which you may look at the medical missionary work. I wish to say that the medical missionary work is God's work. The Lord wants every one of His ministers to come into line. Take hold of the medical missionary work, and it will give you access to the people. Their hearts will be touched as you minister to their necessities...{Ev 524.1}


Yet I continued to suffer. Things progressively got worse and after suffering for a year I may have an MRI done. 

  • Plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, a fibrous band of tissue on the sole of the foot that helps to support the arch. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia is overloaded or overstretched. This causes small tears in the fibers of the fascia, especially where the fascia meets the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis tends to occur in the following groups of people: people with diabetes, obese people, pregnant women, runners, volleyball players, tennis players and people who participate in step aerobics or stair climbing. You also can trigger plantar fasciitis by pushing a large appliance or piece of furniture or by wearing worn out or poorly constructed shoes. In athletes, plantar fasciitis may follow a period of intense training, especially in runners who suddenly push themselves to run longer distances. People with flat feet have a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

  • Heel spur A heel spur is an abnormal growth of bone at the area where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone. It is caused by long-term strain on the plantar fascia and muscles of the foot, especially in obese people, runners or joggers. As in plantar fasciitis, shoes that are worn out, poorly fitting or poorly constructed can aggravate the problem. Heel spurs may not be the cause of heel pain even when seen on an X-ray. In fact, they may develop as a result of plantar fasciitis.


    The result : a partial tear in my Achilles Tendon. I am not an athletic person and could not imagine how this occurred until my orthopaedic surgeon told me that it is very likely to occur without warning. To prevent a very delicate surgery I opted for a long treatment of therapy and a very unattractive boot to the knee that hurt my back and itched in the summer months. My heel is better but needs to be cared for to prevent future damage.

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