A heel spur is a bony growth on the underside of the heel bone. Some heel spurs are painless. Others cause chronic pain. A heel spur often accompanies inflammation of the plantar fascia – the band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot.
Treatment options for heel spurs may include removal of the spur, releasing the plantar fascia or additional noninvasive treatments. Afterwards, your foot may be in a cast and crutches may be necessary.
A bone spur is an overgrowth of bone that can cause pain and reduced motion. It can occur on the side of a bone, the top of a bone, or underneath the nail.
Minimal incision surgery involves making a small incision and smoothing the bone. A stitch may be required to hold the incision closed while it heals..
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