A small growth that develops on the heel bone may be indicative of a heel spur. It may be accompanied by a ligament or muscle strain, which may cause the tissue that connects the heel to the ball of the foot to become overstretched. Heel spurs are easily noticed when an X-ray is taken, and bigger heel spurs may be felt by the patient. Many people complain of heel pain when a heel spur has developed, and it may help to wear shoes that have added cushioning in the heel area. Relief tactics may include performing specific stretches or wearing a compression wrap that can provide extra support. A heel spur is caused by repetitive motion from excessive running, an imbalance in foot structure, or from being overweight. This is a foot condition that is treated by a podiatrist. If you are afflicted with this ailment, please consult this type of doctor who can guide you toward effective treatment options, which may include surgery for permanent removal.
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 Kokomo Foot & Ankle Center. 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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