Heel Spur: Causes, Symptoms And Treatments You Can Do at Home

(Last Updated On: August 21, 2017)

Heel Spur is the irregular growth of the calcaneus bone in the heel. When the bone of your foot undergoes constant stress, abnormal amounts of calcium deposits start to build up on the surface of the heel bone. This problem is usually more common with people who have a flat foot. However, this can happen to anyone, no matter what shape or size your foot is. Heel Spurs are usually very painful, but most of the time people do not experience any pain due to it. So, an X-ray is a must otherwise it can go unnoticed.

Causes of Heel Spur:

  • Too much stress on the heel.
  • Jumping, jogging or running on hard surfaces.
  • If you are suffering from some underlying disease such as arthritis.
  • Obesity or excess weight
  • Not using proper footwear while exercising.
  • It is also very common among athletes as they are constantly running or jumping.
  • Increasing age is also another factor that causes heel spur.
  • Diabetes.
  • Wearing poorly fitted shoes, particularly those lacking suitable arch support.
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Dr. Dolly Khanka is a Masters in Neuro Physiotherapy and has 4 years of experience in treating paralysis patient. Currently, she is working with Portea as a physiotherapist. Her constant endeavor to update her skills and passion for learning makes her stand out from the crowd.


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