How do i know if a heel spur is causing my pain?

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Houston podiatrist treats heel spur painA byproduct of tension of the plantar fascia on the heel bone is the development of a heel spur. While it appears dramatic on x-ray, a heel spur is not the source of the heel pain in most cases. The pain is usually derived from the inflammation where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel.

There are times when it is the heel spur itself is responsible for heel pain. In these cases people arise from bed and feel little or no pain. As the day progresses, the heel becomes progressively more painful. Walking in a hard sole shoe, or barefoot on a hard floor, is also particularly painful. The pain is often due to an enlarged spur on the heel bone. Just because you have a painful heel spur does not mean you have to suffer. There are effective treatments that can eliminate the pain. Sometimes a simple gel heel cup is enough to entire control the pain in your heel. In more resistant cases, surgery can be done to remove the spur.

Your heel pain will not go away ln its own! Take the first step to eliminating your pain by visiting Tanglewood Foot Specialists. Contact Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider to schedule an appointment. Pain relief is closer than you think!

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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.