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What to Do About a Heel Spur

Heel spurs are bony growths that develop on the underside of the heel bone. They arise when calcium deposits build up over several months, usually where the foot muscles connect to the heel bone. Commonly linked with plantar fasciitis, these spurs are often a response to strain, repeated stress, or chronic inflammation of the foot muscles and ligaments. Although heel spurs themselves are not always painful, they can lead to discomfort and pain in the foot, particularly during activities like walking or running. Risk factors for heel spurs include wearing poor footwear, excess weight, and an active lifestyle that puts repetitive stress on the feet. To manage the discomfort associated with heel spurs, treatments can include exercise, custom orthotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and adequate rest. In persistent cases, more invasive interventions like injections or surgery may be necessary. If you have a bothersome heel spur, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and tailored treatment plan.

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 Orange County 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 Irvine, Huntington Beach, Orange, Newport Beach, and Long Beach, CA . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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