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Achilles Heel Spur

Tuesday, 15 March 2022 00:00

A heel spur is a painful bone growth on the heel. An Achilles heel spur is a bone spur on the back of the heel. This condition develops from the tugging of the heel bone due to a tight Achilles tendon. It can result from calf muscles that are not stretched properly, excess weight, shoes that stress the foot (such as high heels) – anything that strains the foot bone and allows calcium deposits to build. The spur can present as pain at the back of the heel, particularly intense after prolonged periods of rest. Walking, running, and lifting heavy objects can aggravate this condition. Patients who are struggling with heel pain that may be a heel spur should see a qualified podiatrist when this or any unusual symptoms of the feet occur.

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 Deepa Bhatt-Montoya, DPM from Chicago Podiatric Surgeons. 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 offices located in Chicago and Tinley Park, IL . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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