Painful Heel Spurs
Heel spurs are a kind of protrusion or growth that can develop near the heel bone. In many cases, heel spurs may simply go away or go undetected. However, in other cases, heel spurs may cause an individual significant pain. For example, heel spurs may contribute to pain on the bottom of the heel towards the front of the foot. Alternatively, heel spurs could lead to pain at the back of the heel. Importantly, this is where the heel bone links to the Achilles tendon. When pain is localized here, the Achilles tendon may become irritated. If you are someone that is currently struggling with heel spurs, it is highly suggested that you contact a podiatrist for immediate attention. A podiatrist is a foot specialist that may be able to help you address your foot problems.
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 InStride Family Foot 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.