Heel spur or foot spur is a pointed bony outgrowth from the calcaneal tuberosity (heel bone). It can occur alone or due to some underlying disease/s. Heel spurs are often associated with inflammation of the tendinitis and cause pain or tenderness at the bottom of the heel.
- Calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone
- Gait problems
- Improper footwear and standing for long hours
- Intermittent or chronic pain in the heel
- Abnormalities of the skin
- Blood vessels
- Injury to the heel