Conditions

CALCANEAL SPUR

Heal spur is a calcium deposit causing a bony protrusion on the underside of the heal bone (Calcanium).They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis Causes: • Heal spurs occur when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heal bone, a process that occurs over a period of many months. • Repeated strain of food muscles and ligaments • Repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heal bone • Especially common among athletes whose activities includes large amount of running and jumping. Signs and symptoms: • Intermittent or chronic pain especially while walking, jogging or running • Pain is like a knife or pin sticking in to the bottom of the feet when they first stand up in the morning which later turns in to a dull ache Treatment: 1) Non-surgical: • Stretching Exercises • Shoe recommendations • Taping or strapping to rest stressed muscles • Orthotic devices • Physical Therapy • Medications 2) Surgical: More than 90 % of patients get better with non-surgical treatment but if after one year the symptoms persists surgery may be necessary. It includes Removal of a spur and release of the plantar facia

CALCANEAL SPUR