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Pain From Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are a bony growth that can develop on the underside of the heel bone, pointing towards the toes. Like many foot conditions, pain is a symptom linked to heel spurs. However, not all patients with heel spurs feel pain. Interestingly, only a fraction of those living with heel spurs experience pain. Often, heel spurs may be associated with plantar fasciitis, in which case pain can be felt at the bottom of the foot. Pain from heel spurs and plantar fasciitis can be more pronounced in the morning. If you are living with heel spurs, then it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can help you treat your condition. 

Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact Barbara J. Aung, DPM from Aung Foot Health Clinic . Our doctor will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot and may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs and pain sometimes intensifies with age. One of the main condition's spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.


The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.


There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our office located in Tuscon, AZ . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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