Patients complaining pain in one of the heels or back of the foot often return from the doctor’s office with a diagnosis of the Calcaneal spur.
The technical name for heel bone is Calcaneus, which is one of the foot bones. Spur means a bony projection. (Spur has different meanings.)
When there is a bony projection of the heel bone (Calcaneal spur), the patient will face difficulty with movements. This disease is more frequently observed in females.
The symptoms arise due to the friction of spur with the bone and other soft tissues. There will be poky or stitching pain. The pain can be very severe for many. The pain could be severer. Most patients may present with pain while initial making steps, especially while getting up from bed in the morning. The friction leads to inflammation or swelling.
Causes of Calcaneal Spur (Heel Pain):
The exact cause is not known.
Investigations and diagnosis:
An x-ray will show the bony Calcaneal spur very clearly. Plantar fascistic is a related condition.