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What Are Heel Spurs?

Published 16 Mar 2017

heel spur is simply the presence of an extra protrusion on the bony surface of theheel, while plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia.
What Causes a Heel Spur and Plantar Fasciitis? 
The process of bone formation is initiated when the heel is subjected to constant wear and tear; this is typical among most athletes, runners, or even people who begin jogging or walking daily after years of no exercise.

Some causes of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis include:
  • Abnormal or lopsided walking, which places excessive stress on the heel bone, ligaments and nerves
  • Running, jogging or jumping, especially on hard surfaces
  • Poorly fitted or badly worn shoes, especially those lacking appropriate arch support
  • Excess weight and obesity
Having a Foot Assessment with an Orthotist can allow for a diagnoses of the foot pain, whether it being Heel Spurs or Plantar Fasciitis.

After the examination, treatment options will become available and can either be a simple off-the shelf product or somehing a bit more tailored to your condition,

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