Heel spurs, a common yet often misunderstood foot condition, can bring discomfort in every step we take. These bony growths form on the underside of the heel bone and are a condition involving inflammation of the connective tissue. Causes of heel spurs can include repetitive strain on the foot, poor footwear choices, and biomechanical issues that strain the plantar fascia. Symptoms can range from sharp pain in the heel, especially upon waking or after prolonged periods of rest, to aching discomfort that persists during the day. The path to relief begins with understanding. While heel spurs themselves may not always require treatment, addressing the underlying causes through rest, proper footwear, and stretching can significantly alleviate pain and discomfort. If you have heel pain, it is strongly suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can effectively diagnose and treat heel spurs.
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 Centers for Foot & Ankle Care. Our doctors 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.
If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices located in Merrillville, Portage, Michigan City, La Porte, and Schererville, IN . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.