calcaneal spur


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Related to calcaneal spur: plantar fasciitis

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.
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Because the role of calcaneal spurs in the pathogenesis of plantar heel pain is controversial, and given their lack of prognostic or therapeutic implications, a radiographic search for a calcaneal spur is not warranted.
Heel spurs or a calcaneal spur is a small osteophyte (bone spur) located on the calcaneus Calcaneal spurs are typically detected by a radiological examination.
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But 5 of them were having persistent pain and their x-rays revealed a prominent calcaneal spur which was found to be actually impinging on the tendo achillis tendon irritating it and resulting in its thickening but in reality weakening it due to the chronic friction of every day's usage of the foot.
Various authors claim that ankle equinus may be a significant causative factor of a variety of lower extremity conditions (3), ranging from low back pain, hyperextended knees, hallux rigidus, calcaneal spurs (15), chronic plantar heel pain16, foot nerve entrapment (17), Achilles tendinopathy, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, plantar fasciitis (10), metatarsalgia18 and forefoot callus (19).