If you find yourself wincing in pain and tiptoeing around due to sharp discomfort in the bottom of your heel, you may be dealing with heel spurs. These little troublemakers often go unnoticed for years, silently lurking without causing any symptoms.
When heel spurs decide to make their presence known, they can turn your daily routine into a foot pain filled horrible time. But fear not, we are here to help you unravel the mysteries of heel spurs, equip you with the knowledge you need, and provide effective treatment options to kick those spurs to the curb.
What are Heel Spurs?
Also known as calcaneal spurs, heel spurs are bony outgrowths that typically form on the underside of the heel. They often appear in response to long-term inflammation of the plantar fascia – the strong band of tissue that runs from the toes to the heel bone. Heel spurs contain calcium deposits and may extend as far as half an inch.
Heel spurs tend to start underneath the heel, although they can affect other parts of the foot if left untreated. Most heel spurs are not visible to the naked eye, so diagnosis typically requires an X-ray.
Treat Your Heel Spurs with Crystal Coast Podiatry!
Ready to bid farewell to your heel spurs and put the spring back in your step? Look no further than Crystal Coast Podiatry! Our team of friendly foot experts is dedicated to helping you diagnose and treat your heel pain in a comfortable and welcoming setting.
Whether you need custom orthotics, physical therapy exercises, the magical touch of MLS laser therapy, or expert advice, we have you covered. Do not let those mischievous heel spurs cramp your style. Take the leap and call (252) 638-4700 or fill out our online contact form to book an appointment. Let us walk together towards pain-free feet and leave those spurs in the dust!