Often times, the phrase "heel pain" is synonymous with "heel spur." Patients assume if they have heel pain, it must be from walking on a bone spur, otherwise how can this cause so much pain? In reality, a heel spur is only diagnosed after seeing evidence of it on an X-ray of your foot. The spur may be causing the pain, however many patients that come in may have a heel spur on X-ray, but no heel pain, and vice versa, where they will have heel pain but no bone spur. In that case, the pain may be from a condition such as plantar fasciitis, or the inflammation of the tissue that runs along the heel and arch. For an accurate exam and diagnosis, including treatment options, make an appointment with one of our doctors at Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic.
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