heel spur

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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