ORTHOPEDICS

Heel Spurs

A heel spur is a pointed bony protuberance that forms on the bottom of the heel bone, called the calcaneus. This excrescence results from an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick fibrous membrane that connects the calcaneus (heel bone) to the phalanges of the foot.

Causes

– Intense practice of sports
– Walking or standing for long and repetitive periods of time
– Age
– Overweight
– Flat feet
– The use of inappropriate shoes

Symptoms

Pain in the heel with the feeling of “stepping on a nail.” This pain is present especially with the first steps in the morning or as a result of the practice of sports activities.

Treatment

Several types of treatments will be performed depending on the severity of the symptoms … PERCUTANEOUS SURGERY consists of a surgical procedure in which a small wound is made in the heel region.