Your Heel Spur Isnâ€™t Causing Your Heel Pain!? Thatâ€™sâ€¦RIGHT!!
Medical Myths: The Truth Uncovered #3
Your Heel Spur Isn’t Causing Your Heel Pain!? That’s…RIGHT!!
Heel spurs refer specifically to bone spurs in the heel. Heel spurs are growths of bone on heel bone and occur when the plantar fascia pulls at its attachment to the heel bone, as in plantar fasciitis. There is a misconception that people with heel pain are hurting because they are walking on a spur. But in fact, the pain is merely from the inflammation around the spur, not the spur itself. The spur formed over time to effectively lengthen the fascia because it is so tight, but the spur itself is not painful. If you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, visit http://www.texasfootdoctor.org/plantar-fasciitis-or-heel-pain.html for more information or contact one of our Foot and Ankle Specialists at 817-424-3668.