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Causes and Relief Tactics for Heel Spurs

Tuesday, 01 November 2022 00:00

Despite how small a heel spur can be, it is capable of causing severe pain and discomfort. It is defined as a bony protrusion that forms on the bottom of the heel, and can occur due to a heel injury. Additionally, it may occur from overuse while running, and this can cause the heel bone to undergo chronic stress. To compensate for this, the body’s natural defenses will form a bone that protrudes from the heel for protection. Many patients who have heel spurs experience little or no pain, and there are some people who have severe discomfort from a heel spur. This may be a result of an underlying condition that can affect the sole of the foot. An X-ray is often performed that can provide an accurate diagnosis, which can help to determine the severity of the heel spur. Mild relief may be found when lifestyle changes are implemented. These can include losing additional weight, wearing shoes that can accommodate the heel spur and are comfortable, and it may help to limit athletic activities. Surgery may be necessary for permanent relief. If you have developed a heel spur, please confer with a podiatrist who can help you to decide which treatment method is best for you.


 

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 one of our podiatrists from Plaza Podiatry. Our doctors will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

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.

Pain

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.

Treatments

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.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our offices located in Baltimore, Lutherville, and Dundalk, MD . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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