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Definition and Root Causes of Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are bony growths that form on the underside of the heel bone or the back of the heel where the Achilles tendon attaches. These spurs are not sharp, unlike their name suggests, but they can cause excruciating discomfort by irritating the surrounding tissues. They often develop as a response to long-term strain on the foot's ligaments and muscles. Repetitive activities, such as running or standing for extended periods, improper footwear, and being overweight can contribute to the formation of heel spurs. Additionally, individuals with flat feet or high arches are more susceptible. While heel spurs may not always cause pain, when they do, it's typically due to inflammation of the nearby soft tissues. Understanding the definition and underlying causes of heel spurs empowers individuals to make informed choices in managing and preventing this sometimes debilitating foot condition. If you have heel pain, it is strongly suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can effectively diagnose and treat heel spurs.

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 Dr. Jonathan Kletz from Texas Foot Works. Our doctor will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

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.

Pain

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.

Treatments

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.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our our offices located in Dallas, Athens, and Gun Barrel City, TX . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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