Heel Bone Spurs
in Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton

Heel bone spurs DO NOT cause pain - ligament strain and tearing causes pain and can lead onto spur formation. Heel spurs are generally treated without surgery quite successfully.

It is important to understand that heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are all treated in very much the same way. The reason for this is that the heel spur itself does NOT cause the pain.

The heel spur is present as a consequence of the pain and inflammation associated with the strain and microscopic tearing of the plantar fascial ligament and its surrounding structures.

The plantar fascial ligament becomes overloaded and eventually a bone spur may form.

How do we manage heel bone spurs?

The same way you manage tearing of the plantar fascia. The heel spur is treated in exactly the same way as you would manage plantar fasciitis. The only exception to the rule would be if the heel pain was caused by fracture of the heel spur itself.