Heel spur: the most important questions and answers

What is a heel spur?

A heel spur is a small bony outgrowth that can occur in two places on the foot. Can adhere to the upper and lower heel bone (calcaneus) and without pain to the foot.

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What symptoms and signs speak for a heel spur?

The symptoms of a heel spur start harmlessly and develop slowly. First you notice a pressure in the shoe.

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What causes a heel spur?

The development of an upper heel spur arises from constant friction and pressure at the base of the tendon.

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When does a heel spur have to be operated on?

In a heel spur surgery is rarely considered. A conserved therapy is usually sufficient.

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How is a heel spur treated?

A heel spur is not treated alone, because the entire foot is always affected by weak muscles, which need to be strengthened.

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What can be done to relieve the pain of heel spurs?

Pain in a heel spur can be unbearable. It is all the more important to quickly fight the pain with pain-reducing agents.

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Can a heel spur leave on its own?

A heel spur is a bony small spine that presses on a nerve by lowering the arch of the foot.

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What are the benefits of heel spurs?

Those who suffer from a heel spur automatically seek pain relief by relieving the feet.

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Which physiotherapy exercises help with heel spurs?

In a heel spur, all exercises help to keep the arch of the foot elastic again when stretched.

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Can a heel spur come back?

Anyone who has ever had heel spurs, can always reckon with a heel spur. But there is a way to prevent that.

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