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If you have heel spurs, you probably only want to know one thing – how can I get rid of them? To find out more about heel spurs and what you can do to cope with them, read on.
Heel spurs are little deposits of calcium that grow on the heel bone. They often develop as the result of participating in repetitive activities, such as jogging or dancing. In some cases, heel spurs develop in conjunction with plantar fasciitis. When the plantar fascia is inflamed, it causes pressure on the heel bone. In response to this, the bone responds by producing calcium in an attempt to heal itself. This can cause heel spurs to develop.
Heel spurs can cause pain on the bottom of the foot, particularly near the base of the heel. The pain tends to be worst right after you wake up in the morning, or immediately after getting up from a period of rest. It tends to be a sharp pain, and is sometimes described as feeling like there is a pin sticking into the bottom of the foot. Pain also tends to occur after exercise.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for heel spurs. However, there are things that you can do to ease the pain. Start with these steps:
If you have heel spurs, visit Foot Solutions. We can help you find the solutions to cope with your heel spurs. We can fit you for shoes and even order custom arch supports for you. Between our wide selection of comfortable, supportive shoes and shoe inserts, you are sure to find the solution to help you deal with heel spur pain.