A calcaneal spur is also known as heel spur. This is a small bone spur located on the heel bone. When a foot bone is exposed to constant stress, calcium deposits build up on the bottom of the heel bone. This can be due to poor posture and hip misalignment. When this happens it normally causes a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone.
Pain in the region surrounding the heel spur or calcaneal spur.
- Heel pain upon weight bearing due to spur.
- Activities like walking and other physical activities become difficult to perform due to pain in the heels caused by heel spur or calcaneal spur.
- There will be some redness or inflammation around heel spur or calcaneal spur region.
- Heel spurs or calcaneal spurs tend to cause pain usually with the first step in the morning or after a long rest on bed which gradually eases away.
- In few people, heel spur or calcaneal spur can also cause swelling.
- X-ray confirms the heel spur, as the bony growth on the heel is visible on an X-ray.
Calcaneal spur can be treated non-surgically in most cases. There are recommended conservative treatments by our chiropractors which may help the situation. More than 90 percent of people get better with nonsurgical treatments. The goal of your treatment is to lessen the stress to the base of the heel and reduce the damage increase of the calcium deposits when it gets accumulated. This is done through stretching exercises, some shoe recommendations and taping or strapping to rest stressed muscles and tendons.
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