A Heel Spur often coincides with the occurrence of plantar fasciitis. Often, a Heel Spur occurs because of plantar fasciitis. When the plantar fascia pulls away from the heel bone, calcium deposits occur creating an abnormal bone growth in the heel.
What is it?
A Heel Spur is a build up of calcium deposits causing protruding bone growth on the heel bone.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Symptoms of a Heel Spur are very similar to those of plantar fasciitis. Pain and tenderness in the heel and pain when walking are common. Often, to properly diagnose a Heel Spur, an X-ray is conducted.
Assessment includes checking levels of pain, pain location, tenderness with direct pressure, and an increase in pain with weight-bearing activities. After the assessment, goals of treatment involve taking the pressure off of the heel spur and reducing incidences of pain.
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