Heel Spurs and Bone Spurs

Medical Considerations for Heel Spurs and Bone Spurs

Bone spurs occur naturally as we age and are not always the result of a medical condition. While they typically do not cause a great deal of pain, spurs are frequently an indication of an inflammation of muscles, tendons, or ligaments and can signify an anomaly in your gait.

Bone spurs generally don’t require special treatment, but if they limit your range of motion or your ability to perform work or daily tasks, you may need to consider surgery.

Always talk with your doctor if you have soreness, pain, redness, swelling or other indications of problems in any area of your feet that persist for more than a few days.


Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: June 30, 2015 

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