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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.
Recurrent heel pain, plantar fasciitis.
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; 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