A heel spur is defined as a portion of bone that develops where the plantar fascia connects to the heel bone. It is often linked to the medical condition that is known as plantar fasciitis, which can cause severe pain and discomfort. Mild relief may be found when extra weight is lost and this may ease the pressure on the heel. There are some patients that find it helpful to use shoe inserts, or to wear a night splint. This may alleviate some of the pain that a heel spur can cause. The healing process may be accelerated when the affected foot is rested, and when regular running activities have temporarily stopped. If you have pain in your heel, it is strongly recommended that you consult with a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat this condition.
Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact Dr. Kennedy Legel from Advanced Foot & Ankle Care Specialists. Our doctor will do everything possible to treat your condition.
Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot and may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.
Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs and pain sometimes intensifies with age. One of the main condition's spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.
The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.
There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.
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