heel spur


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Related to heel spur: heel pain, plantar fasciitis

heel spur

bony thickening of the proximal plantar surface of the calcaneus associated with severe pain on standing.

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.

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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Heel pain: Inflammation or irritation of the heel can be a sign of heel spurs, formed by extra bone buildup where the heel meets the arch.
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In "Killing Heel Pain," Smith reviews strategies for treating plantar fasciitis - frequently and incorrectly referred to as heel spurs.
2 Heel spurs A small bony growth or "spur" that grows on your heel bone, which causes inflammation and heel pain.
Having had problems with her back for years, as her weight increased, she felt it getting weaker until she suffered a prolapsed disc, then had heel spurs in both feet and tennis elbow in both arms from the extra pressure on her joints.
Sydney, Dec 29 (ANI): A revolutionary new form of shock therapy pioneered by a team of German researchers may benefit millions of people who suffer the agony of heel spurs and fallen arches.
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