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
References in periodicals archive ?
43 patients had radiological evidence of calcaneal spur.
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 pain can be caused by many causes which are by structures around the calcaneal insertion of the tendo achillis as follows: Achillis tendon tendinitis, retro calcaneal region, posterior calcaneal spur, plantar spur.
Further evaluation was conducted using ultrasound, and this showed no signs of cortical bony irregularities, calcaneal spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis/tendinosis, or calcification, but it did reveal fluid accumulation in the retrocalcaneal bursa.