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Calcaneal Spur (Heel spur)

Calcaneal Spur (Heel spur)


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.

Causes:

  • Calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone
  • Age
  • Gait problems
  • Obesity
  • Improper footwear and standing for long hours

Symptoms:

  • Intermittent or chronic pain in the heel
  • Inflammation
  • Abnormalities of the skin
  • Nerves
  • Bones
  • Blood vessels
  • Injury to the heel

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