Heel Spurs Grow into Difficulties

Heel Spurs are painful and cause many problems for many people. The fact that they are outgrowths on the heel bone and are at the back of the heel or under the sole of the foot means that you cannot escape the difficulties they cause without obtaining quality and timely treatment. Heel spurs cause pain that gets worse when placing pressure on the ball of the foot. When it happens on the sole of the foot, it is usually because of inflammation of the plantar fascia. Heel spurs can cause severe pain that’s made worse when bearing weight on the heel as you walk.

heel spur

Factors that make heel spurs more likely include being obese, wearing inadequately fitting shoes or arthritis. The ligament that connects the bottom of the foot to the heel becomes inflamed from frequent pulling that bothers the heel bone. As this happens, bone spurs are created as a defensive resource. The heel spurs created are protruding calcium deposits.

Treatment for this condition includes:

  • Try using anti-inflammatories to comfort the heel and to decrease swelling.
  • Physical therapy is helpful in alleviating stress and strengthening the heel.
  • Wearing shoes that fit properly and that have shoe inserts or custom orthotics that can be of great use redistributing pressure away from the heel where the bone spurs are present.
  • Use ice to reduce inflammation.
  • Use compression to relieve pain.

Contact us at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers  located in Saint Clair Shores (586) 779-6140, Warren (586) 756-3338 and Macomb (586) 416-3668, MI. Our team of foot doctors, Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, Julie Mrozek, DPM and Adam Thompson, DPM will examine the exact cause of your heel spurs and develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to match the requirements of your particular feet so that your heels can feel better as soon as possible. So call our offices at any of the numbers provided above for an appointment and check out our Patient Education library also.  

 

Charcot Foot Reconstruction and You

Charcot Foot Reconstruction can be required due to the damage caused by Charcot foot for many individuals. It is basically a wearing of your foot’s joints and bones and can severely impact patients with diabetes.

Puncture Wounds Hit Deeper Than You Think

Puncture Wounds are painful no matter where they occur on your body. When they happen on your feet, however, it becomes more complicated. You rely on using your feet to move, which will cause pressure on these types of wounds as you move. Your...

Go for the Win against Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that occurs on your foot and can be contracted from a variety of public places. The cause of the infection, fungi, resides in places that are damp and without much light. If you do not take proper care to...

Common Sports-Related Foot Injuries

Sports-related foot injuries are common, and your feet and ankles can certainly take a beating. Achilles Tendinitis: Achilles tendinitis occurs because of overuse and degeneration over time, which is often the case with sports. It affects...

Arthritic Joints Grind to a Halt

The danger with arthritic joints is that you may believe that it is under control but, in reality, the arthritis is starting to slowly control the amount of movement you are capable of.

Neuromas Stimulate Pain

Neuromas cause painful sensations around your toes and ball of the foot due to their infliction through the nerves in your feet. You should be aware that this pain is intermittent but targeted. Anyone with nerve pain can tell you how difficult it is...

Ankle Fractures Can Be Problematic

An Ankle Fracture can happen when the bones of your ankle joint suffer a break. Without appropriate care, ankle fractures can cause other complications such as arthritis. Ankle fractures occur when there is an increased amount of pressure put on...

Foot Surgery- What Are Common Foot Surgeries?

Our feet are intricate parts of our bodies. If they are injured, and the toes or joints suffer from arthritis thus causing persistent pain that makes it difficult to wear shoes and walk, surgery may be a necessity. The following are some common foot...

It Had To Be Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis can bring significant discomfort as the Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. This tendon is located behind the heel and can be affected by Achilles tendonitis. If that tendon happens to tear, surgery will likely be...

Lisfranc Injuries Are Unfortunate

Lisfranc Injuries are not easy to deal with since, when the Lisfranc ligament is torn, it can cause issues for joints located in the middle of the foot as well as instability. A Lisfranc fracture is an injury of the foot in which one or more of the...

A Flat Foot and Your Arch

Flat Feet sound harmless. You may ask how much harm flat feet can cause and how they are related to the arches of your feet. Flat feet are deformities whereby the sole of the foot hits the ground completely. The sole is only meant to partially touch...

Ulcers Are Seriously Painful

Foot ulcers occur from breaks in the skin of your feet. There are layers underneath the exposed opening that go far and deep. Symptoms of foot ulcers are swelling, redness and odors emitted from the ulcer. Furthermore, ulcers in those with...

Bunions Don’t Give In Easily

Bunions are definitely not good for your feet. Some may say not to worry too much about them and others who claim the opposite. What you should know is that they are generally...

Skin Grafting and Your Feet

Skin grafting for those with advanced foot conditions can provide for great benefits including reinstating mobility, promoting movement and even saving limbs. Patients with...

Neuropathy Can Be Agonizing

Neuropathy is damage to your peripheral nerves. As this happens, sensation diminishes in your feet. Nerve complications can have various effects on the feet. When combining...
Page: 123456 - All
586-210-6984
586-203-3574
586-217-2160