calcaneal spur


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Related to calcaneal spur: plantar fasciitis

calcaneal spur

abnormal, often painful bony outgrowth on the lower surface of the calcaneus, resulting from chronic traumatic pressure on the heel. Also called bone spur, heel spur.

heel spur

A bony outgrowth of the planta surface of the calcaneus, which can be seen by imaging of the foot.

Clinical findings
Recurrent heel pain, plantar fasciitis.

Management
NSAIDS, orthotics, surgery when all else fails.

calcaneal spur

Heel spur Orthopedics A bony outgrowth of the calcaneus, which may cause recurrent heel pain

heel spur

(hēl spŭr)
An abnormal bony growth on the calcaneus.
See also: bone spur
Synonym(s): calcaneal spur.

heel spur

; calcaneal spur; heel spur syndrome osteophytosis of posterior or plantar calcaneum secondary to inflammation and chronic local soft-tissue traction (i.e. enthesiopathy); heel spur may be symptomatic (painful) or asymptomatic, or symptomatic during its formation and asymptomatic once fully formed; plantar heel spur formation is associated with chronic plantar fasciitis, sero-negative and sero-positive inflammatory joint diseases; may be treated by heel spur injection; posterior heel spur is associated with ankylosing spondylitis and Forrestier's disease
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Study conclusions showed a significant association between atrophy of the abductor digit minimi muscle, an MRI manifestation of Baxter's neuropathy, with age, plantar calcaneal spur formation and plantar fasciitis.
A PAIN specifically in the heel and related to weight-bearing is typical of either plantar fasciti or a calcaneal spur.