The heel spur
Usually when a heel spur is present a non-physiological mechanical framework has been in place surely for years because the calcification of a soft part is a rather slow process.
So when a patient complains of such a problem, the situation is in an advanced stage. This however does not mean that there is no possibility of intervention.
Osteopathy in these cases is useful because it provides an opportunity to correct the mechanical malfunctions and restore the skeletal parts to work properly.
Technically quite frequently nothing is done on the heel spur. It is always necessary to revise the entire system, and very often the primary lesion outbreaks are not even located in the foot.
Each patient must therefore be subject to specific mobility tests.
Once the dysfunctions have been corrected the plantar pain usually regresses in short time.
As an example I'll describe the case of a 54-year overweight carry trader who had been a sharp pain with a bilateral plantar heel spur on the right side for a couple of years.
Osteopathic examination showed an internal rotation of the right temporal bone and a significant restriction of spheno-squamous suture on the left. So a big discomfort for dee systems.
Then there was a marked tension of the pelvic floor especially on the right side and a rotation of the sacrum on the right side.
Once dysfunction has been reduced the pain has gradually disappeared in the space of twenty days.
Note that, in this case, the plantar pain was also present on the left, where there was no heel spurs; furthermore in the period of 20 - 30 days, the symptoms disappeared from both sides, that is on the right side too where it was still this heel spurs.
I was able to conclude that the Spurs could not in any way be the cause of the painful symptoms, the most likely hypothesis is that the plug and the pain they were both an expression of the same dysfunctional framework.
It very often happens that the heel spur is thought to be the cause of the discomfort felt at the level of the foot. It is true that many patients with a heel spur pain relate to the sole of the foot but it is equally true that many patients with a heel spur do not report symptoms, and many patients with problems to the sole the plant don't have heel spur.
Therefore, in order to achieve lasting results it is absolutely necessary to rebalance the mechanics of the entire musculoskeletal system. Local symptoms regress over time in a stable manner.