Heel Spurs are a painful addition to the mechanics of your foot because of the way they produce a lingering and throbbing pain. Just imagine that nice soft padding on your heel developing pointy and bony extensions that cause it to become swollen. This is not something that you would want to experience for any reason. The spurs that occur at the back of the heel are even more painful. Heel spurs generally occur on the bottom of your foot and may also happen on the side as well. The ones that form on the bottom of your feet can lead to other foot complications such as plantar fasciitis, which may be able to be avoided if you exercise proper prevention and more importantly, obtain timely treatment. Heel spurs can spur out of control if you so choose to neglect them for long periods of time.
Treatment for this condition includes:
- Put ice on your heel to lower the amount of inflammation. It sounds simple, but it’s proven to provide ample amounts of relief!
- Rest your heel as much as possible.
- Exercise will help with relieving tightness while providing strength at the same time.
- Use arch supports and orthotics to ease the amount of burden placed on your feet.
- If you cut out the excess weight from your body, it will go a long way to improving not only your foot health, but also that of the rest of your body.
Here at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, our foot doctors, Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, Julie Mrozek, DPM and Adam Thompson, DPM, know the pain that spurs can cause for your heels. This pain can radiate throughout your lower legs and cause long lasting issues. You may want to contact us now to schedule an appointment for the relief you have been searching for. We have offices conveniently located in Saint Clair Shores, Warren and Macomb, MI. Also, we have an outstanding Patient Education library that’s made to help guide you through the complications of heel spurs and many other foot and ankle injuries.