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Definition  
A heel spur is a bony growth extending from the heel bone into the sensitive tissue in the heel.  
  
Indications  
Indications are similar to plantar fasciitis. Only an X-ray at a doctor’s office can verify the presence of a heel spur. They show up as hooked growths that point towards the toes.  
Cause  
Heel Spurs develop when the plantar fascia is excessively and repetitively pulled away from the heel bone. In many cases, a heel spur can develop along with plantar fasciitis, but can also occur by itself. Heel spurs often develop in middle-aged patients, but can also occur in younger people as well. Athletes are especially prone to heel spur due to the regular stress on their heels.  
How Can Orthotics Help  
By reducing excessive motion and controlling and supporting the foot during physical activities an orthotic can help to limit how far the plantar fascia is pulled or torn away from the heel. A Heel Spur pad can be offered- which is a pad designed to take pressure off the spur.  

If the problem persists, consult your foot doctor.

 
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