heel pain

What Are Heel Spurs?

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heel spur is simply the presence of an extra protrusion on the bony surface of the heel, while plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia.
What Causes a Heel Spur and Plantar Fasciitis? 

The process of bone formation is initiated when the heel is subjected to constant wear and tear; this is typical among most athletes, runners, or even people who begin jogging or walking daily after years of no exercise.

Some causes of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis include:

  • Abnormal or lopsided walking, which places excessive stress on the heel bone, ligaments and nerves
  • Running, jogging or jumping, especially on hard surfaces
  • Poorly fitted or badly worn shoes, especially those lacking appropriate arch support
  • Excess weight and obesity
Treatments
Having a Foot Assessment with an Orthotist can allow for a diagnoses of the foot pain, whether it being Heel Spurs or Plantar Fasciitis.After the examination, treatment options will become available and can either be a simple off-the shelf product or something a bit more tailored to your condition,

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