Heel spur is a bone-like calcium deposit formed between the heel bone and the sole. Starting from the heel, it can move to different parts of the foot. It is 0.5 cm in size and invisible to the eye. Walking, running or jumping on hard surfaces is a common cause of heel spurs. Pain, swelling and inflammation symptoms appear on the front of the heel. However, not all heel pain is caused by heel spurs. Anti-inflammatory drugs are treated with orthoses.
Why Does Heel Spur?
Heel spur can develop due to a health problem, or it may appear spontaneously. It can be located just under the arch of the foot or behind the heel. It can often occur with inflammation of the achilles tendon. In this case, pressure on the front of the foot causes an increase in sensitivity and heel pain. Also, Plantar fasciitis inflammation can cause heel spurs. Soft tissue tendons are a common cause of calcium accumulation due to stretching and tearing of the muscles repeatedly. Heel spurs are more common in athletes who do long jogging and jumping. In addition, excess weight, running too much and bad shoes can cause.
Causes of Heel Pumps
– It is more common in women.
– Problems such as getting hit on the heel and sprains can cause heel spur.
Diabetes can also cause this.
– Doing standing work
– Doing heavy work for a short time
– High arch of the foot and flatfoot
The symptom of the heel spur is pain when walking and running. In addition, heat may increase in the painful area. A small bone protrusion can be seen. An x-ray should be taken for definitive diagnosis. Because in some people, most of these symptoms may not be seen.
Heel Spur Treatment
For treatment, it is necessary to reduce the pressure on the foot. By resting well, you can reduce pain and swelling.
Using ice can also reduce pain and swelling.
– Stretching exercises, physical therapy and special insoles can be used.
– When choosing sports shoes, it should have shock absorbing feature.
– PRP method can be used for heel spur treatment.
– In rare cases, surgery may be required.
– Pain relievers, ointments, gels and steroid injections can be tried.