What Are Heel Spurs?

What Are Heel Spurs?

Have you recently begun to notice pain around your heel or the bottom of your foot? Has a small, bony protrusion around your heel developed? Signs like this likely point to the development of heel spurs. At Cherrywood Foot Care, our podiatrist is well versed in this condition and can offer you the treatment you need to find relief.

What Are Heel Spurs?

Heel spurs typically take place on the underside of the heel bone and are the result of calcium deposits. This deposit causes a bony protrusion and can create both pain and discomfort. Heel spurs develop slowly, usually taking months to form, and are the result of excess stress being placed on the muscles and ligaments in your feet. Additional causes of heel spurs can include any of the following:

  • Bruising of the heel.
  • Being overweight.
  • Constantly wearing poorly fitting shoes.
  • Arthritis.
  • Wearing flip flops too often.

Symptoms To Watch For

Walking around with pain every day can quickly diminish your quality of life. While heel spurs can be difficult to deal with, our team at Cherrywood Foot Care can offer the treatment and rehabilitation methods you’ve been needing. If you begin to experience any of the below symptoms, we’ll be able to help with our quality podiatry care:

  • Pain when walking.
  • A noticeable bump growing from the heel.
  • Swelling around the heel.
  • Your heel being warm to the touch.

Treating your Heel Spurs

At Cherrywood Foot Care, our podiatrists are well versed in dealing with heel spurs. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, consider working with our team. After performing a full assessment to determine the severity of your heel spurs, we may utilize any of the below treatment options:

  • Creating custom orthotic inserts for your shoes.
  • Injections of anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Surgery to remove the spurs (if necessary). 

Contact Us

No one should have to experience pain every time they take a step. Heel spurs can cause pain and discomfort, but they do not have to last. At Cherrywood Foot Care, our podiatrists have a wealth of knowledge at his disposal when it comes to dealing with heel spurs. To learn more about this condition, or to schedule an appointment for treatment, contact us today.