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What Causes Heel Spurs?

Monday, 14 December 2020 00:00

Heel spurs are small, bony growths that occur on the heel bone. When the ligament that connects the heel to the toes, known as the plantar fascia, is overstretched, pain and inflammation can result. This is due to the inflamed plantar fascia pulling on the heel bone. Over time, the body builds extra bone in this area in response to the stress, creating heel spurs. Some people who have heel spurs do not experience any symptoms, while others may feel pain and tenderness in the bottom of their heel. They may also be able to feel a bump in the bottom of their heel when pressure is applied. A heel spur can be diagnosed via an X-ray. For more information about heel spurs, consult with a podiatrist today.

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 New Tampa Foot & Ankle. 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 one of our offices located in Wesley Chapel and Tampa, FL . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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