How Do Heel Spurs Form?
Heel spurs are bony protrusions that form on the heel bone due to calcium deposits. These deposits tend to form over time and may be a result of a ligament that is connected to the heel bone being frequently overstretched and ultimately torn. The most common issue that leads to heel spurs is plantar fasciitis which occurs when the band of tissues running along the bottom of the foot get injured and inflamed. In fact, plantar fasciitis is the cause for around half of all heel spurs. Heel spurs are often indicated by pain, tenderness and swelling that can make walking difficult. If you are struggling with heel pain, it may be serious, and consulting with a podiatrist is recommended.
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 Westfield Foot & Ankle Specialists. 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.
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