Hallo Dokter,

Saya Adam pasien Dokter yang beberapa bulan lalu konsultasi mengenai sakit pada tumit saya (Heel spur) dan Dokter menyarankan operasi. saya lihat2 di Internet, disana ada article dibawah ini, pertanyaan saya, apakah memang saya perlu operasi tersebut? apakah bisa Arch Support atau obat anti inflamasi kembali? mohon petunjuknya,

terima kasih,

jawab : keputusan operasi pada kasus ini tergantung pada anda, krn anda yg merasakan keluhannya, kami menganggap operasi jauh lbh aman dan hasilnya baik daripada disuntik di daerah yg sakit yg kemudian hari bisa berakibat robekan tendon achiles anda
Adam

Question
Heel spurs: Do they always cause pain?Do heel spurs always cause heel pain?
Answer
from Edward R. Laskowski, M.D.
No. It’s possible to have a heel spur — a bony growth that usually begins on the front of your heel bone and points toward the arch of your foot — without realizing it. Heel spurs don’t always cause pain. In fact, heel spurs often show up unexpectedly on X-rays taken for some other problem.

Heel spurs occur in about half the people who have plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis), a painful condition involving the thick membrane that runs between your heel bone and your toes. In the past, doctors often performed surgery to remove heel spurs, believing them to be the cause of the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Now, doctors rely more on arch supports, physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat plantar fasciitis.