Heel Spurs

Published by: Ted Yan August 21, 2020

Heel spurs are pieces of bone that grow at the heel bone base and often develop after plantar fasciitis. The heel spurs themselves are not painful bur rather its the inflammation and irritation caused by plantar fasciitis that can hurt. Because the spur is not the cause of plantar fasciitis, the pain can be treated without removing the spur.

Treatments for heel spurs, performed or recommended by a podiatrist, may include exercise, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections and/or custom-made orthotics.