Heel Spur Specialist Oklahoma City OK

Acupuncture can effectively treat these conditions and the symptoms that arise from them, but you can also do a lot at home. First, go right to the root of the problem by implementing dietary changes and stress reduction techniques. Reduce damp heat and liver depression by avoiding foods that are fried, greasy, spicy, overly sweet, or generally heavy and hard to digest.

R Eugene Arthur, MD
(405) 552-9454
1110 N Lee Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1968
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Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Bone & Joint Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: McBride Clinic

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(405) 230-9000
1110 N Lee Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Larry Grant Willis, MD
(405) 232-0341
1110 N Lee Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Spanish
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1974
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Hospital: Bone & Joint Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok; Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Mc Bride Clinic Inc

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(405) 232-3095
608 NW 9th St Ste 4204
Oklahoma City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy And Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok

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(405) 271-6655
825 NE 10th St # OUPB4400
Oklahoma City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1975

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(405) 230-9000
1110 N Lee Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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(405) 230-9000
1110 N Lee Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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608 Nw 9th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Battling Bone Spurs

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By Robert Keller, CA

Q. My feet hurt when I get up in the morning and after I stand for a long time. My doctor says I have a heel spur. What causes this and what can I do about it?

In Chinese medicine, bone spurs develop from a number of different imbalances, most commonly a combination of damp heat (resulting from improper diet and compromised digestion) and liver depression (stagnation in the body’s flow of qi energy and blood caused by stress and frustration). These underlying factors allow spurs to grow but the swelling and inflammation that result from these imbalances—not the spur itself—cause the pain. In fact, a number of disorders of the feet arise from these same imbalances and can cause similar symptoms. These include plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the connective tissue of the feet), Morton’s neuroma (a nodule that grows on the nerves between the toes), and even bunions and hammer toes.

Acupuncture can effectively treat these conditions and the symptoms that arise from them, but you can also do a lot at home. First, go right to the root of the problem by implementing dietary changes and stress reduction techniques. Reduce damp heat and liver depression by avoiding foods that are fried, greasy, spicy, overly sweet, or generally heavy and hard to digest. Dairy falls into the last category, so try to minimize your intake. Coffee (including decaf) also strongly aggravates these imbalances, so consider eliminating it until the problem resolves. You can reduce stress through purposeful practices such as meditation, yoga, t’ai chi, and qigong. Even as little as 20 minutes a day can have a dramatic impact.

Try massaging the bafeng (eight wind) acupuncture points. They are located just in front of the webbing between each of the toes and can be massaged with your thumb for 30 seconds on each point, twice a day. Massage any tender points on the heel or foot with a Chinese rubbing oil such as Po Sum On, or cover the entire foot with a liniment such as Tieh Ta Yao Jiu. You can find these at Asian grocery stores, martial arts supply centers, acupuncture clinics, or online. A small towel looped around the foot will allow you to gently stretch your foot side to side and back toward your body, which can also make a difference. With proper treatment and self-care, eight weeks is generally enough time to resolve the pain. The spur itself will take longer to treat.

Author: Robert Keller, CA

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