A calcaneal spur (or heel spur) is a small osteophyte (bone spur) located on the calcaneus (heel bone). It is typically detected by a radiological examination (X-ray). Calcaneal Spur occurs when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the calcaneus (heel bone), a process that usually occurs over a period of many months and years. It is often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone.
Calcaneal Spur often causes no symptoms. But it can be associated with intermittent or chronic pain, especially while walking, jogging, or running, if inflammation develops at the point of the spur formation. Major symptoms consist of pain in the region surrounding the spur, which typically increases in intensity after prolonged periods of rest. Patients may report heel pain to be more severe when waking up in the morning. Patients may not be able to bear weight on the afflicted heel comfortably. Running, walking, or lifting heavy weight may exacerbate the issue.
Many people describe the pain of Calcaneal Spur as a knife or pin sticking into the bottom of their feet when they first stand up in the morning. They often complain that the sharp pain returns after they stand up after sitting for a prolonged period of time.
There are some factors which are responsible for heel spurs like:
1. Excessive stress on the heel bone, ligaments, and nerves near the heel.
2. Running or jogging, especially on hard surfaces.
3. Poorly fitted or badly worn shoes, especially those lacking appropriate arch support.
4. Excessive weight and obesity that puts extra pressure on heel.
Through the combination of Classical Homoeopathy, Ayurvedic-Unani formulations and Internationally Acclaimed Advanced Physiotherapy, pain due to Calcaneal Spur is reduced considerably and rejuvenation of the affected area begins.
To avail safe and non-invasive treatment for Calcaneal Spur, consult the specialists of Zilaxo Advanced Pain Solution.
- Neck Pain (Cervical Spondylosis)
- Shoulder Pain (Frozen Shoulder)
- Low Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Heel Pain (Calcaneal Spur)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Slipped Disc
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Tennis Elbow/Golfer's Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sports Injury
- Spondylosis (Cervical & Lumbar)
- Ankle Sprain
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Muscle Spasm
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle & Ligament Tear
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Achy/ Stiff Joint