Heel spurs form over the course of many months in a process where calcium deposits build up on the underside of the calcaneus (heel bone). The pain that accompanies this condition is a result of strains on the ligaments and muscles in the foot, repeated tearing of membrane covering the calcaneus, and overstretching of the plantar fascia. This condition is particularly common for athletes who perform a lot of running and jumping activities.
Common risk factors for the condition include gait abnormalities, poor-fitting or worn out shoes, and excess weight. As a result, wearing shoes that fit well, losing weight, and stretching all help to prevent the painful spurs from forming.No matter why the bone growth has developed, let our foot specialists at Richardson Podiatry Associates provide the treatment you need. We will issue the proper care to eliminate your heel pain and allow you to go back to performing the activities you enjoy doing. Schedule an appointment with our Richardson, TX office today by either calling (972) 690-5374 or using our online form.