The Heel Pain Clinic

Heel Spurs

If you have been diagnosed with Heel Spur then you are expected to have an X-Ray result showing it. Heel Spurs in rare occasion cause the pain. Heel spurs are just the result of inflammation to that area, which is mostly caused by the Plantar Fascia. You can have plantar heel spur, which is under the heel, or you can have a posterior heel spur at the back of the heel or sometimes, you can have both.

Heel Spur Treatment

Heel spur treatment, regardless of location, is designed to stop the inflammation and irritation at the site. Once we know why the tendon or fascia is causing irritation to the site, we can stop the pain. We will not be looking to remove the spur, surgically or otherwise. Don’t be too concerned about the Spur itself, it’s not the problem.

Bone Spurs

  • A bone spur is a tiny pointed outgrowth of bone.
  • Bone spurs are usually caused by local inflammation.
  • Bone spurs – it develops in areas of injury, inflammation or around tendons and cartilages.
  • Bone spurs – you can associate it with pain, tenderness, numbness, and weakness if they are irritating and affecting adjacent tissues.
  • Bone spurs – Radiologic tests detects bone spurs like plain X-rays, MRI scan, ultrasound imaging, myelograms, and CT scan.
  • If bone spurs are causing sypmtoms, they should be treated. Decreasing inflammation and also avoiding injury is the first goal of the treatment.

If you need more information about heel spur treatment, contact us now. We’d be happy to answer you questions.