When an individual develops a heel spur, a bony outgrowth on the heel points towards the arch of the foot. This outgrowth is made of a calcium deposit, and it may be pointy, hooked, or flat in shape. X-ray scans can reveal the heel spur to be up to a half of an inch in size. If you are someone who engages in significant amounts of physical activity or frequently walks on hard surfaces, you may be at an increased risk of developing heel spurs. Living with a heel spur can feel different from case to case. For example, while it can be painful for some people, others report experiencing no symptoms. However, if your case of heel spurs is painful, you could notice a kind of sharp pain in the heel. Typically, this pain can be most pronounced in the morning when you take your first steps of the day. You may also feel a diminished kind of ache in the heel throughout the rest of the day. It is also possible that the front of the heel can be swollen and inflamed. Sometimes the heel spur might even cause sensations of tenderness in the affected area. If you believe that you may have a heel spur, contact a podiatrist who can help you with your condition.
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 Afsaneh Latifi, DPM from Lenox Hill Podiatry. Our doctor 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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