Article written by Dr.Daksha Shetty, Practitioner Orthofit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calcaneal spur, in simple language, is a bony outgrowth from the heel bone. When a foot is exposed to constant stress, calcium deposits build up on the bottom of              the heel bone. They are typically detected by x-ray examination.

 

Calcaneal spur
Calcaneal spur

 

 

Spur occurs when the pressure falling over the fascia increases which in turn causes pain & inflammation of the fascia known as Plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fascia
Plantar Fascia

 

WHAT CAUSES IT? 

✓ Stretching of plantar fascia

✓Walking gait abnormalities

✓ Running or jogging, especially on hard surfaces

✓ Excess weight and obesity

✓ Tight leg muscles

✓ Poorly fitted or badly worn shoes

✓Increasing age, which decreases plantar fascia flexibility

✓Having either flat feet or high arches

 

HOW TO TREAT IT? 

-Local ice application and Anti- inflammatory medications are temporarily reliefs

-Right shoes

-Customized insoles

-Exercise

For more details contact Orthofit @ 022 2367 1674 or visit www.orthofit.in