What is it?

A calcaneal spur, also known as a heel spur, refers to the forming of a bony outgrowth on the heel bone. Calcaneal spurs can be located at the back of the heel or under the sole. Heel spurs occur when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, a process that usually occurs over a period of many months.

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Signs & symptoms

In many cases Calcaneal spur can cause no symptoms at all. When symptoms appear, they usually are:
- Chronic pain especially during sport activities
- Redness
- Swollen ankle

Treatment

Treatments for heel spurs include:
- Exercise
- Custom-made orthotics
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Cortisone injections
- In case conservative treatments fail, surgery may be necessary.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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