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Reasons a Heel Spur Can Develop

Heel pain is the main symptom when a heel spur develops. It is defined as a bony growth that forms on the bottom of the heel and can measure up to an inch in length. This calcium deposit generally begins in the front of the heel and may spread to other areas of the foot if medical attention is not received. Some of the symptoms that are associated with heel spurs can include inflammation of the heel and ankle, and there is often pain while walking or running. Athletes and runners put pressure on the heel pads, possibly causing them to gradually wear down. A heel spur can be created from this, and activity may have to be temporarily stopped. People who are obese may be prone to developing heel spurs, which is a result of the added weight the body carries. If you have heel pain, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can diagnose a heel spur, and guide you toward correct treatment methods.

Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact Dr. Paul Drucker from NYC Foot Care, PC. Our doctor will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot and may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs and pain sometimes intensifies with age. One of the main condition's spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.


The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.


There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our offices located in 70th Street Manhattan, 60th Street Manhattan, Jamaica, Queens, Plainview, NY and Fair Lawn, NJ . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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