Conditions > Heel Spurs Brian James Tracey

Heel Spurs develops as an abnormal growth of the heel bone. Calcium deposits form when the plantar fascia pulls away from the heel area, causing a bony protrusion, or heel spur to develop. The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue located along the bottom surface of the foot that runs from the heel to the forefoot. Heel spurs can cause extreme pain in the rearfoot, especially while standing or walking.

  • Heel Spurs Growths of bone on the underside or front of the heel bone. Heel spurs occur when the plantar fasciaor tendon pulls at its attachment to the heel bone.
  • This area of the heel can later calcify to form a spur.

Treatment: With proper warm-up and the use of appropriate athletic shoes, strain to the ligament can be reduced.  Orthotics can support the arches thereby reducing the pull on the plantar fascia and tendon.