Do you sometimes experience heel pain or pain in your feet? If so, you may have a heel spur. A heel spur is a type of bone spur, a bony projection that forms on the edges of your bones. Bone spurs commonly occur in the knees, spine, shoulders, fingers, and feet. Though some bone spurs do not cause any outward symptoms, others can be quite painful and can lead to reduced mobility and a knobby appearance in the affected area.
Some bone spurs are caused by osteoarthritis, while heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom of your foot. Heel spurs may be treated with custom orthotics, anti-inflammatory medicines, or injections. In some cases, surgery may be indicated to remove the spurs.
Talk to your podiatrist at Family Foot Center about problems you may be experiencing because of bone spurs. Call us at (718) 767-5555 to schedule an appointment at our convenient office.