What are heel spurs?
Heel spurs are bone growths that protrude from the heel and are caused when extra tissue growth is accumulated. They develop slowly over time as a result of untreated plantar fasciitis. While heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are related to foot conditions, they are not the same thing.
Heel spurs can be very painful to walk on and often go untreated until an individual seeks help for the pain. Treatment may involve surgery, but podiatrists typically recommend non-surgical options to alleviate the pain. These include resting your heel, icing, and wearing footwear or inserts that protect and cushion the foot.
If you or a loved one suffers from foot pain know that help is possible. The team at Schneck is knowledgeable about the treatment and prevention of foot-related issues.