Do you have heel spurs? Heel spurs are a condition caused by an overgrowth of calcium deposits in the heel. At Knoxville Footcare in Knoxville, TN, Drs. Kelly Bumpus and Danielle Malin treat all types of foot-related health conditions, including heel spurs. Here’s everything you need to know about heel spurs.
What Causes Heel Spurs
Heel spurs are formed when there is bony-like growth or calcium deposit in the heel. One of the most common reasons why heel spurs occur is because of incorrect footwear, from wearing worn shoes to flat shoes like flip-flops. People with arthritis and diabetes are also at risk for heel spurs. Other groups who are at risk include:
-People who are on their feet frequently
-People with injuries such as bruised heels and gait issues
Heel spurs are not visible to the human eye and usually painless. However, some people still experience heel pain as a symptom. Other symptoms include:
-Pain in other parts of your feet
-Swelling of the heel
Treating heel spurs requires several lifestyle changes such as wearing proper footwear with good support for your feet and including more rest into your routine. Your Knoxville, TN podiatrists also recommend physical therapy and exercise to prevent long-term pain.
Knoxville Footcare is located at 1932 Alcoa Highway Building C, Suite 480, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37920. Visit Drs. Kelly Bumpus and Danielle Malin at Knoxville Footcare or call 865-632-5700.