Heel Spurs

[Plantar Fasciitis]

Heel spurs

Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthotics to help alleviate the pain. Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Also called “heel spur syndrome,” the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy.

At Neville Foot and Ankle Centers, we offer an experienced team of medical and surgical specialists of the foot and ankle. As licensed podiatrists, we believe our patients deserve to have the information necessary to make good choices about their foot and ankle care.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Causes & Symptoms of Planter Fasciitis

Causes

  • The most common cause of plantar fasciitis is causally related to a faulty structure of the foot. That is, those with problems of arches [either overly flat feet or high-arched feet], are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.

  • Wearing nonsupportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces adds unusual strain on the plantar fascia which can lead to plantar fasciitis. This is most common for those working on their feet for extended periods of time. Obesity and overuse can also contribute to plantar fasciitis.

Symptoms

  • Pain on the base of the heel

  • Pain in the arch of the foot

  • Pain that is usually worse when standing up

  • Pain that increases over a period of months

  • Swelling on the bottom of the heel

  • People with plantar fasciitis commonly describe the pain getting worse when they get up in the morning or after they have been sitting for long periods of time. After a few minutes of walking, the pain decreases because walking stretches the fascia. For some people, the pain subsides but returns after spending long periods of time on their feet.

Plantar Fascia

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