Heel spurs are typically not the cause of heel pain. You develop a heel spur; which is a portion of bone across the bottom of the calcaneus, or heel bone, from too much pressure or stress from the plantar fascia. This is the ligament like structure that attaches from the heel to the ball of the foot. As it becomes tight or stretched at the attachment into the heel, often new bone forms and results in a heel spur. Heel spurs can become painful if they are fractured or cracked; otherwise they are typically not painful.
If you are having persistent heel pain, come see us for the diagnosis and treatment options. There is no reason to suffer. Call Harvey R. Danciger at (760) 568-0108.