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Heel Spurs

Heel spurs treatment in the Clark County, NV: Las Vegas (Paradise, Summerlin South, Spring Valley, Enterprise, Winchester, Sunrise Manor, Sloan, Blue Diamond, Henderson) areas

Heel Spurs Treatment in Las Vegas, NV

Heel spurs are deposits of calcium that build upon the underside of the heel bone. They are usually caused by excessive strain on the foot muscles and ligaments and are especially common among athletes. Other risk factors for developing heel spurs include being overweight or obese, wearing ill-fitting shoes, and having an abnormal gait or walking pattern.

The most common symptom of a heel spur is a sharp or stabbing heel pain that is at its worst when you take your first few steps after a long period of rest, such as when you get out of bed in the morning. The pain may become a dull ache as you go about your day. Sometimes a heel spur can also cause intermittent or chronic pain when you walk, jog, or run. Other signs that you may have a heel spur include swelling at the front of the heel, and inflammation. If the affected area also feels warm to the touch, you may be experiencing the symptoms of a heel spur.

A heel spur takes the form of a bony-like growth. This is due to a calcium deposit that extends between the heel bone and foot arch. They can grow up to half an inch in length; however, they may not be outwardly visible. Because heel spurs tend to grow, increasing the overall discomfort felt, it’s important that you seek professional help as soon as pain is experienced for early detection.

Heel spurs are typically diagnosed through a physical examination and imaging studies like X-rays. Treatment recommendations may include doing certain foot stretches, modifying your footwear, wearing orthotics, or using night splints. Over-the-counter medications can be used to relieve pain and inflammation. Surgical treatment may be considered if more conservative measures have failed to alleviate your symptoms, but surgery is rarely required for heel spurs.

For a proper diagnosis and recommendations for treatment, we suggest you consult with a podiatrist about any heel pain concerns.

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