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Heel Spur

Heel spurs are a condition in which a bony protrusion develops on the heel bone. It is usually caused by repetitive stress on the heel bone, such as from walking, running, or standing for long periods of time. Heel spurs are also associated with plantar fasciitis and can cause severe pain and discomfort in the heel area. Podiatrist may use a variety of treatment options to address heel spurs, including rest, physical therapy, and custom-made orthotic inserts. These can help reduce pain and inflammation, as well as improve the function of the heel. In some cases, a podiatrist may also recommend a heel pad or a night splint to help stretch the plantar fascia. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the heel spur and alleviate pain. Regular check-ups with a podiatrist can help to monitor the condition, as well as prevent it from progressing.

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