Plantar Fasciitis vs Heel Spurs

Plantar Fasciitis vs Heel Spurs

Post by Bob Berg » Wed, 10 Nov 1993 17:44:34

 I've followed with great interest the posts and advice on Plantar Fasciitis
because I have an injured runner (my wife) in my house.  She has been
tentatively diagnosed as suffering from plantar fasciitis, but she also seems
to have symptoms of a heel spur.  Can anyone help with means of differentiating
between the two and highlight differences in treatment.  Rest has had no effect
(two months worth so far).  She is now wearing arch supports in her shoes, is
doing physical therapy (ultrasound & exercises), and has ordered the
Count-R-Force brace.  If you Email me I will summarize and post like the
summary that was done for PF.  Thanks in advance--I need the help as much as
she does as anyone living with an injured dedicated runner can attest!!  I feel
guilty when I have a good run because she can't do one at all!
--
Bob Berger