Heel spur treatment photo

Than to treat spurs on heels

Than to treat spurs on the heels

Than to treat spurs on heels

What is heel spurs and what are the main reasons for their formation

Spurs on the heels, or, as they are called medical language, plantar fasciitis, represent bone protrusions on the plantar part of the foot. The calcaneal spur has the form of a hook or spine, and if you perform an X-ray examination, you can see how it protrudes toward the fingers. Usually, its dimensions range from 0.5-1 cm.

Imaging the heel spur

Visualization of the calcaneal spur

The disease most often occurs in people of advanced age, especially in the risk group are women after forty. The most important reasons for the appearance of spurs include: excess weight, stoop( due to displacement of the center of gravity), joint disease, spine disease, heavy physical stress on the feet, uncomfortable shoes, broken gait.

The most important cause of plantar fasciitis is the deposition of calcium in the calcaneus, the process can develop over many months. Quite often, the appearance of the disease is due to the multiple rupture of the membrane covering the calcaneus, the stretching of the muscles and ligaments of this region. But the development of plantar fasciitis is not ruled out without any reason, the disease can arise on its own.

To certain risk factors, increasing the probability of occurrence of spurs on the heels, include:

  • advanced age;
  • diabetes;
  • flat feet;
  • regular long walking with the feet;
  • high arch of foot;Calf muscle tightening.

Symptoms of calcaneal spurs

In most cases, in patients with plantar fasciitis, there is no pain syndrome, so often treatment is treated with drug therapy, without surgical intervention( spur removal).Out of 10% of patients, only 5% complain of pain in the foot.

Painful sensations and wounds are the main symptoms of the heel spur

Painful sensations and wounds are the main symptoms of the heel spur

The most common symptoms of the disease are: pain sensations directly in the heel area;pain occurs immediately after the morning rise from the bed, while it quickly passes after the person diverges;pain intensifies after physical exertion, and not during it. Often, the spurs do not cause pain, pain can occur not because of the presence of the spur, but because of the soft tissues that are injured and the presence of an inflammatory process.

Patients characterize pain with plantar fasciitis, comparing it with a needle sticking in the foot. In the mornings, this pain is acute, and already during the day acquires a stupid character. Also, an acute attack of pain can occur when you get up, after a long sitting position.

Diagnosis of the disease

Diagnosis of the disease

Diagnosis of the disease is carried out by radiographic examination, MRI, ultrasound. The doctor examines the patient's leg, examines the medical history and, based on the results of the examinations, appoints the appropriate treatment.

Treatment of spurs on the heels of

After a person has had the main symptoms of plantar fasciitis, he, of course, immediately asks the main question: how to treat spurs on the heels. It is not recommended to engage in self-medication, since sometimes treatment requires surgery.

If you see signs of spurs on your heels, you should consult your doctor. Only he will be able to conduct a qualitative examination, make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Treatment can be medicated or operative. Of 100% of patients in 90% of conservative treatment it is possible to achieve a positive effect after 9-10 months.

Treatment of plantar fasciitis will depend directly on the severity of the disease and the causes of its occurrence. Drug therapy is aimed at reducing pain syndrome and removing the inflammatory process in the affected area. Usually, doctors prescribe NSAIDs, for example, ibuprofen, voltaren.



Drugs of this group can be used either orally or externally. An external application should be understood as the application of ointments and gels containing NSAIDs. These include doloben, indomethin ointment, hydrocartisone ointment, turpentine ointment, "Vishnevsky" ointment. Sometimes doctors prescribe injections of corticosteroids, this allows you to significantly reduce the pain and quickly remove the inflammatory process.

Blockages in the heel give a very good result, after a few injections the patient feels relieved. But the lack of blockades is such that the injections are very painful, so patients reluctantly agree to such a procedure.

Great value in the treatment of this disease is given to physiotherapy procedures. Most often used electrophoresis, shock wave therapy( UVT), magnetotherapy. UHT promotes the destruction of the calcaneal spur by shock-wave impulses, which very often allows avoiding surgical intervention.

Therapeutic exercises are designed to improve blood flow. Performing regular special gymnastic exercises, you can not only improve blood circulation, but also help reduce pain.

LFK with heel spur

LFK with calcaneal spur

Very well assisted by therapeutic massage and wearing special orthopedic insoles or heel pads. Putting such an insole in shoes, you can evenly distribute the load on the foot, it will significantly reduce the pain. Although such devices are expensive, but the opportunity to walk without experiencing severe pain, justifies the money spent on them.

Do not forget about cleaning the whole body. In addition to taking prescribed medications, consult your doctor, perhaps colonotherapy, magnetized water, running or rubbing will only improve the overall effect of the treatment. Indeed, effective treatment of the disease can be achieved only with the integrated application of the above activities.

Quantum Therapy

Quantum therapy

In order to avoid the appearance of a spur on the heels, it is necessary to monitor the weight, not to allow excessive stress on the foot area, to consult a doctor in a timely manner and to treat diseases of the spine and joints. If you have flat feet, it is better to purchase special insoles in advance to prevent the appearance of the disease.

Traditional methods of treatment of heel spurs

Today, quite a lot of people talk about folk medicine and, undoubtedly, some folk methods can significantly reduce the pain syndrome. But still it is not worthwhile to fully trust and dwell only on such treatment, it is better to use it as an adjunct to the basic medical treatment.

Using only folk methods, you can achieve a positive result only after a considerable amount of time, and conservative treatment will bear fruit in the coming days. There are a lot of methods of traditional medicine aimed at combating spurs on the heels, you can identify some of them.

Treating the heel spur with red pepper allows you to get rid of the pain after a week and a half. To do this, it is necessary to pour a little ground paprika in the toe under the heel and walk until the evening. The procedure should not be repeated at night, only during the day until the pain disappears completely.

A good mixture of honey and sea salt is good, mixing is one to one. First you need to steam your legs, then spread the heel area with the prepared mixture, wrap it with a double layer of gauze, then with polyethylene or food cellophane, put the socks on top and get warmer on the feet. This procedure should be conducted no more than 10 days.

Relieve pain and potato packs. It is necessary to grate it on a grater, lay on a heel, properly wrap it with polyethylene and, if possible, walk with a compress throughout the day.

Folk treatment of calcaneal spur.- Compressor

Folk treatment of calcaneal spur.- Compress

The folk method with the use of foot baths is very widely used. To do this, you need to buy at the pharmacy salt of the Dead Sea and dilute one tablespoon in two liters of water, cooled to 40 degrees. The duration of the procedure is about 20 minutes, one should spend it every day without interruption for ten days.

Often when treating spurs on the heels use a black radish. It is necessary to rub it, without peeling, on a fine grater, attach it to the heel area and wrap it with gauze. The procedure should be carried out at night, usually after 2-3 days the pain disappears.

You can also use a compress made of honey, table salt and iodine. We take 1 tbsp.a spoonful of honey, mixed with 1 teaspoon of salt and poured with iodine( standard vial 50ml).The resulting gruel is applied to a piece of cotton wool and applied to the affected area, wrapped with polyethylene and tightly bandaged. Follow the procedure after a morning awakening, walk with a bandage no more than fifteen minutes. The prepared mixture is enough for five procedures, the rest is stored in the refrigerator. Iodine can also be used as a bath. Pour a solution of iodine into the dish and dip the heel into it for 10-15 minutes, a similar procedure must be repeated every day for a week.

The most common burdock helps to chop spurs. It is necessary to fold the burdock leaf three times or four times, fix it well and put it under the heel. The leaf dries very quickly, so if you decide to use this method, you should stock up on this plant, and it will be even better if it grows nearby, and you can replace the dried leaf with freshly cut leaves.

Video - How to treat spurs on heels


Treatment of calcaneal spur

Recently, hepatic spurs( plantar fasciitis) are considered a very common disease. It is an inflammation of the aponeurosis, which supports the arch of the foot and connects the calcaneus to the anterior part of the foot. Fascite is a small growth on the foot, which looks like a spike. When pressing, soft tissues are compressed, which leads to excruciating pain. To eliminate discomfort and acute pain, correct and timely treatment of the heel spur is necessary.

Treatment of calcaneal spurs at home

To determine the cause and complete removal of the heel spur, you need to see a doctor, undergo procedures for detecting the disease and pass appropriate tests( for example, with chlamydia, rheumatoid arthritis or gout).But you can not endure the pain until you find out the causes of the calcaneal spur and you do not need to get the appropriate doctor's prescriptions, you can yourself anesthetize the spur and at home.

  • First of all, it is worth to reduce the load( or remove it at all) from the sole where there is a spur. To do this simply, it will require a rubber roller or "horseshoe", cut out of rubber. Such accessories are stacked or glued to the shoes so that there is space between the heel and the shoes. This will significantly reduce the load and ease the pain.
  • At home you can use various anti-inflammatory drugs. Often, for these purposes, doctors prescribe gel Doloben or indomethacin ointment.
  • The treatment of medical bile is used. You can buy such bile in almost every pharmacy. From this drug should do lotions for the whole night. After waking, the compress is removed, and the heel should be rubbed with lotion or boric alcohol. After a few procedures, you will be able to observe changes for the better and relief.
  • At home, traditional medicine, iodine treatment( drawing of a mesh) or baths( which are very undesirable to use in the first stages of the disease, so as not to worsen the situation) are also used.

Treatment with folk remedies

Medical technologies are actively developing, but some people use at home folk remedies for treating calcaneal spurs. The following methods and recipes are considered the most common:

  • Strew your feet in warm water for 15 minutes, and then apply a mixture of chicken bile, shampoo and alcohol( in a ratio of 40: 5: 20 g).Put on the cellophane and sock. It is advisable to leave such a compress for the night or at least 6 hours.
  • Make a tincture from the root of the iris, ground on a blender or meat grinder( 300 g), and alcohol 30 ml. Pour the mixture into a glass container, cover it tightly and leave to stand for 2 weeks. After it is worth doing with this tincture compresses, alternating every other day with vaseline applications. The course of treatment is 20 days( 10 sessions).
  • Pour onion husks vinegar in a 1: 1 ratio and let it steep for two weeks. Apply the mixture on the foot( about 1 cm), wrap it with cellophane and put on a warm sock. It is not recommended to conduct more than 6 sessions in a row. In between, it would be nice to lubricate the heel with a special cream or butter.
  • Porridge from ripe walnuts should be put daily to the foot with a calcaneal spur, leaving a compress for the night.

When you are going to be engaged in self-treatment of a heel spur at home, remember: not always such amateur performance leads to positive results. If after the procedures you do not notice improvement, you did not manage to stop the pain syndrome or only becomes worse, we recommend to see a doctor. You will be given a course of necessary procedures and recommend medication.

Medical treatment

For the treatment of painful heel spurs, the doctor will most likely prescribe pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs. These include novocaine, dimexide, potassium iodide, hydrocortisone. To improve the perception of the body of these drugs, often use electrophoresis.

Recently, it has become very popular to treat the calcaneal spur using a vitaifon apparatus that has a vibroacoustic effect directly to the site of inflammation. Due to this influence, lymph circulation in the foot improves and the inflamed cells disintegrate. But it is worth remembering, the effect of this effect is temporary, because the spur does not collapse, but temporary relief comes. Ideally use the device to prevent spurs.

Drug blockade - an injection of painkillers and inflammatory drugs that is taken directly to the lesion site. The procedure must be performed by a specialist in order not to damage the ligaments and tendons of the calf muscles.

Ointments from calcaneal spurs

Treating heel spurs is possible using a variety of ointments, which also need to be applied correctly to get the maximum effect. Ointment should be applied to the steamed heel and carefully rub it into the skin. Use the cream for at least 2 weeks. Ointments soften the skin, remove inflammation, relieve pain and improve blood circulation in the foot.

To treat heel spurs used as steroid-containing drugs, and non-steroidal( anti-inflammatory), for example, butadione, flexin, voltaren. Hydrocortisone ointment( a hormonal drug) is used to improve the condition of vessels located near the spur. The course of treatment is 14 days, the ointment should be applied several times a day.

A good effect on the spur is provided with ointments containing extracts of vegetable or animal origin. For example, "Tiger eye Orto", "Golden mustache", "Shark fat", etc.

Treatment by shock wave therapy

Shock-and-beam therapy is a modern technique for combating the heel spur. This is a procedure with the use of special technologies aimed at reducing painful sensations. The principle of operation consists in the influence on the bone growth( osteophyte) of ultrasonic waves with a certain frequency.

The advantages of this method include the effectiveness and almost complete absence of side effects. You do not have to go to the hospital to undergo treatment. It eliminates the need for surgical intervention( operation).

It is worth noting - treatment shock wave therapy is not suitable for everyone. Contraindications to the application of the method are as follows:

  • pregnancy
  • acute infectious diseases, intoxication of the body
  • nervous system disorders
  • blood clotting disorder
  • cardiovascular system diseases, low blood pressure

To exclude all contraindications it is worth consulting with the doctor. The question of the application of the method is solved individually with each patient.

Often, radiation and laser therapy, magnetotherapy are used to combat spurs.

Treatment: calcaneal spur in children

Many believe that heel spurs are the lot of people of advanced age. But, alas. This is not true. Often there are cases of detection of pathology in children. As a rule, these are overweight children or those who are actively involved in sports. The foot in children under the age of 17 years is plastic and easily deformed, which can lead to flat feet.

It is important to buy a child's shoes, taking into account the anatomical features of the foot structure. The heel should be raised by a maximum of 2 cm and should preferably be anatomical. Children should not wear high-heeled shoes.

If you have identified a heel spur in a child, you should immediately go to a medical institution and do not delay with treatment. Because of pain during walking, it is possible to hold a stiff gait, which can lead to problems with posture, scoliosis, inflammation of the joints and others. The system of treatment of the disease in children is similar to the treatment of adults, only the doses will be different.

The causes of calcaneal spurs

The main causes of calcaneal spurs are:

  • large heel loads( especially with flatfoot)
  • age changes
  • excessive loads resulting from sports activities
  • common diseases and poor body condition
  • stretching of the fascia, resulting in inflammation,deposition of calcium salts( calcification) and build-up of build-up
  • complications after trauma

Symptoms of

Evidence of a heelsecond spur is considered a sharp pain in the heel when walking, pain on palpation of the heel, changing gait.

To find out what a calcaneal spur is from a physician's point of view, take a look at the following video instruction:

Symptoms of

The first symptom of the heel spur is an acute burning pain during a support on the heel. Typically, there is such pain in the morning after sleep, after a resting state. It is worth noting, the size of the spur does not affect the strength of pain. The level of painful sensations depends on the location of the spur: the closer it is to the nerve endings, the greater the pain.


For the diagnosis of calcaneal spur, the following complaints are necessary: ​​

  • heel pain in the morning and after a long resting state
  • pain after walking or running
  • pain relief as a person paces
  • painful feeling when you press a finger on the heel

To confirm the diagnosis, you should take an X-ray, and in some cases, an ultrasound. As the spur in the photo looks, you can look at the presented photo.


To prevent the formation of a calcaneal spur, preventive measures must be taken. Here is a list of what needs to be done to prevent this disease.

  • Fighting overweight( with diet, gymnastics).
  • Daily maintain moderate motor activity.
  • Do not overload the foot.


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Heel spur treatment with folk remedies Heel spike " spur " represents bone growth at the attachment point of the tendon Treatment of the aspirated " spurs "is to reduce the load on the heel spur with the use of various insoles and heel pains in the heel for a long time - the symptoms of the calcaneal spur Pains with heel spear can be stingingthem sharp by relying on pyatkuShporapyatochnaya , lechenieshpory home easily and simply

Heel spur it( plantar fasciitis) spinous bony growths on the plantar surface of the calcaneus in the place of attachment of the ligaments of the foot or the heel( Achilles) tendon;type of osteophyte. Develops more often with metabolic disorders, flat feet due to overstrain of the ligaments of the foot. Externally heel spur is not manifested, but can cause severe pain. It is detected by X-ray examination of the foot.

Modern treatment of heel spurs: physiotherapy, special orthopedic insoles, boots;with persistent severe pain, X-ray therapy is used, surgical operations. Modern physiotherapy with a heel spur: with heel spurs usually recommend ultrasound with hydrocortisone ointment. If it does not help, the course of shock wave therapy.

Folk remedies treatment of calcaneal spurs:

Remember: the real treatment of heel spurs is a surgical excision of the spur itself - only in a hospital!

Folk treatment of calcaneal spur №1.

A simple method for treating heel spurs with hot alcohol. It is necessary to pour alcohol into a frying pan and simmer on low heat, be very careful, becausealcohol is easily ignited! Provide a measure of security. After this, pour the heated alcohol into the pelvis. For 15-20 minutes, lower the legs into heated alcohol. After the procedure, do not wipe the feet from alcohol.

Heel spur treatment with folk remedies №2 - iris and Vaseline

It is necessary to excavate the root of the iris flower.250 g of this root wash and pass through a meat grinder or blender. The resulting gruel fill with the same amount of alcohol 96%, close the container with a lid and put it in a dark place for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, the infusion is ready. Wet it folded four times in a bandage and apply to the heel at night. Top with polyethylene and secure. The next morning you can remove the bandage. Next night, instead of iris, apply medical Vaseline. And so alternate the procedure through the night. The course of treatment of the spur is 20 days, that is, 10 compresses of each remedy. The spur completely passes about a month and a half later.

Treatment of heel spurs of nettle nettles

It is necessary to collect nettle in May and scroll through a meat grinder. The resulting gruel put on a sheet of mug and compress at night, secure with a bandage. After 14 days, the pain becomes much less. The best is the May nettle. By the way, this recipe will certainly help with arthritis.

Treating the calcaneal spur

Honey and dough. Honey coat the heel, then put the dough on the heel and wrap it with polyethylene, put on the sock. And so go for a few days. Then wash your foot and repeat again - the spur passes two months later. Laundry soap. Quite an easy way and affordable. Wash the household soap on a grater, melt it with fire. This mass is applied to the calcaneal spur in the form of a compress for the night. Do this daily until you are cured. Massage. Probably the most affordable folk method for treating the heel spur. Every evening, sitting on the couch, rub a heel on the old boots for a long time. A month later the spur passes

Treating the calcaneal spur with bile

It can be cured in just 3 nights! The popular method of treating spurs. It is necessary to take 40 g of animal bile, only not the bird's, 20 g of vodka and a little shampoo. For example, pork bile, make a mixture by eye. For the night, break up your legs and apply a compress on your heels, bandaging with a bandage. Top your socks. The result will surpass all expectations, after the first procedure it will become easier to walk. And after 3 days of such procedures, the pain will pass.


"Tincture of lilac flowers is used for rheumatism, salt deposits in the joints, with calcaneal spurs. The tincture is prepared as follows: dried lilac flowers are poured with vodka in a ratio of 1:10 and insist 8-10 days in a sealed container.drops 2-3 times a day and at the same time rub the diseased areas or make compresses on them from the same tincture. Diseases of the legs should stop, the heel spurs will disappear. "

Other treatments for heel spurs:

Often use 10 percent tincture of pine nuts( 20 g crushed nuts insist in 200 grams of vodka 10 days), drink 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times daily before meals. Black radish in the skins rub on a fine grater, the resulting gruel is applied at night to the spur. In the morning, wash the heel with warm water. Usually there are three procedures. Leaf of plantain( do not wash) apply "wrong side" to the heel, when it dries - replace it with a new one. The first 3-4 days can be severe pain, be patient, in two weeks you will forget about your spurs. Three-liter pot filled with small potatoes and potato peelings, cook until ready, put into a basin and knead it all until it cools. Wipe your feet, put iodine on the soles in the form of a mesh and put on socks. The course of treatment - 7 procedures. A bottle of triple cologne, two vials of pharmacy valerian, two vials of iodine, five pods of bitter pepper to mix and insist a day in a dark bottle. Lubricate the night sick spots and wrap. Wash the raw egg, put it in a small jar, pour it with acetic essence, cover it and put it in the refrigerator until the shell dissolves( about 10 days).Egg to take out with a steel spoon and put in an enamel bowl, remove the film, grind and pour the remaining essence, stir well, add 40 g of creamy unsalted butter. The ointment is ready, the shelf life is 2-3 years. Heels lubricate and put on cotton socks A tablespoon of honey, 5% iodine solution( 5-10 drops), a teaspoon of shallow salt mixed. Apply to cotton wool or bandage, put on the heel, wrap with cellophane and tighten pribintovat. In the morning, walk around 15 minutes with a bandage, then take off. This amount of ointment is enough for five procedures. On the cabbage leaf, apply a teaspoon of honey and fasten on the heel, overnight, in the morning, rinse with warm water. Repeat the procedure three times. Sporysh( birdwort), fresh grass, put yourself in shoes and walk all day. The next day, discard the old grass, and insert a new one. Steam the legs in a hot tub, then do a compress of medical bile for the night.


Conservative therapy of calcaneal spurs( planar fasciitis).

Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with the selection of comfortable shoes. To reduce the pressure when walking on the heel area and maintain the longitudinal arch of the foot, patients are recommended to use orthopedic insoles in insoles and special soft liners in the form of bagels, which are glued to the insole in the area of ​​the heel. The use of such orthopedic products allows to reduce the load on the plantar fascia, to slow the development of degenerative changes in it. In severe pain syndrome, non-narcotic analgesics( paracetamol, aspirin, analgin) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are indicated. The most effective method of treatment of plantar fasciitis is a therapeutic blockade with a suspension of glucocorticoid drugs( hydrocortisone, diprospan, kenalog).These medicines have a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, which leads to rapid subsidence of local inflammation and relief of pain syndrome. However, it must be remembered that the unreasonably frequent introduction of glucocorticoids leads to atrophic changes in the subcutaneous fat of the calcaneal region, which in a few years can lead to the progression of the disease. In the presence of heel spurs of large dimensions, shock wave therapy is shown. This is a modern method of treatment, while the bone outgrowth is destroyed by directional action of wave energy.

Surgical treatment of calcaneal spurs

Surgical treatment is indicated for a very small number of patients with a calcaneal spur. With plantar fasciitis, the following surgical procedures can be performed: • Removal of heel spurs • Partial excision of the plantar fascia • Neurolysis( relieving from compression) of the nerves in the calcaneal region. Elimination of calcaneal spurs can be performed either through a small incision or through a puncture of the skin using endoscopic technique. Currently, there are conflicting opinions about the effectiveness and appropriateness of surgical treatment of plantar fasciitis.


Spur on the heel: symptoms, how it looks and why it hurts

  • Change in gait

Regardless of the reasons for the formation of the spine on the heel, the symptoms of the ailment are always the same: pain in the foot and change in gait. The calcaneal spur itself is a fairly common disease. A lot of young and old people are familiar with him. This is a degenerative change in the tissue of the foot near the calcaneus.

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In medicine under the calcaneal spur, it is customary to understand plantar fasciitis as an inflammatory process in the connective tissue of the foot. This tendon ribbon has the appearance of an arch that elastically connects the heel bone with the bones of the toes. When flattening the plantar plate, the fibers are traumatized and a spur is formed. This process is not fast. It lasts for several months and causes severe pain.

Bone growth builds on the tendon and presses on soft tissue, causing inflammation. It is accompanied by rather unpleasant sensations in the foot. The bony tubercle itself can not be ill.

How to form a spur on the heel of

In 90% of cases, the development of the disease occurs due to plantar fasciitis, when for various reasons the tendon of the sole becomes inflamed. If you do not immediately take measures to treat the disease, then the process goes too far. In such cases, impregnation of damaged tissues with calcium salts - calcification may be observed. A consequence of it will be the growth of small spike-shaped bone formations( osteophytes).

The process of spur formation

Human foot has two arches: longitudinal and transverse. They allow you to protect the body from shaking and balance your body while walking. For various reasons, the longitudinal arch of the foot can become flattened.

In such cases, there is an abnormal redistribution of the load on the foot. As a consequence, there is a strong tension or even rupture of the tendon fibers.

As a result of deformational changes in the foot, an inflammatory process begins. Not only the tendons but also the surface layer of the bone are affected. In a single case, small tears heal independently. With constant microtraumas of the internal tissues of the foot, a calcaneal spur is formed, and severe discomfort occurs during walking.

The heel spur can also form with inflammation of the synovial bag. As a rule, the disease occurs symmetrically - immediately on both legs. When the heel spur is present for quite a long time, then the synovial bag located in the area of ​​its apex periodically inflames. This process is accompanied by pain, increasing with walking, or by internal tension of the muscles of the foot.

Also, heel damage leads to a gradual thinning of the fatty tissue, which serves as a shock absorber of the foot. As a result, spines develop on the heel bone edge - growths of various shapes and sizes. To understand what a spur of napping looks like - fotopopomozh better than any words: it shows the true form of the deformed section.

Causes of the disease

The most common cause of the disease is the stretching of muscles and ligaments. Therefore, the greatest probability of the appearance of spurs exists in athletes engaged in running or performing jumps. The risk of the disease increases many times under such conditions:

  • being on the legs for a long time( standing work, long walking);
  • high vaults of the foot( hollow feet);
  • weakening of the foot muscles due to hypodynamia;
  • flat feet;
  • chronic or single, but rather severe trauma to the foot;
  • wearing shoes with a flat thin insole( ballet shoes, slates);
  • age-related changes, acute rheumatism, vascular disorders;
  • is overweight;
  • pathologies leading to the defeat of the nerves of the lower extremities.

Spur on the heel: symptoms and manifestation of the disease

With a calcaneal spur, clinical symptoms are caused primarily by changes in soft tissues. They can be caused by periostitis - acute or chronic inflammation of the periosteum, podpjatochnym bursitis or ailobursitis - inflammation of deep mucous bags.

But most of all the symptoms of the heel spur are associated with plantar fasciitis - inflammation of the plantar tissue in the calcaneus.

Heel pain

When a person suffering from a calcaneal spur tries to describe his feelings, he usually says: "I have a nail sticking out in my heel." Explains the pain of trauma or bone formation pressure on the foot tissue of . Therefore, those people who say that it hurts a spur on its back, are not quite right. In fact, an unpleasant sensation does not deliver a tubercle, but inflamed tissue in the calcaneus.

The intensity of pain in the spur depends largely on where the build-up is located - which is why patients with a large and sharp growth can not feel it at all. At the same time, people who have a small and flat spur will complain of unbearable pain. Also, the force of unpleasant sensations will depend on the proximity of the location of the osseous hillock to the nerve endings.

Pain with heel spurs are of two types:

  • starting;
  • dynamic( felt during physical exertion).

Starting pain manifests itself in the morning. Usually immediately, as a person gets out of bed and takes the first steps. To reduce their intensity, the patient can rely only on the sock or on improvised objects, use a cane.

Then, when walking, the unpleasant sensations in the foot begin to subside and may even completely disappear during the day, but by the evening they will appear again due to accumulated fatigue.

With physical activity, the pains are very strong and burning, and not sharp, as starting. The reason for their occurrence is a constant stretching of the inflamed plantar ligaments during walking. However, unpleasant sensations can be of different intensity. But if the pain attacks are observed more often, and their duration is getting longer, then the feeling of discomfort in the foot can arise and without an obvious load.

Symptoms of calcaneal spurs are quite similar with signs of other diseases. Careful laboratory-instrumental diagnosis of the disease is the key to making the doctor a correct diagnosis.

Changing gait

The most unpleasant thing with a heel spur is a feeling of severe pain all over the surface of the foot. As a result, a person will unconsciously change his gait for a lesser sense of soreness in the foot. Therefore, for the most part the with a heel spur in the patient's gait becomes an uncertain and more similar to the movement of the skier on the slopes. The "sliding" nature of walking allows you to reduce the load from the heel.

Usually, in addition to changing gait, other symptoms of the calcaneal spur may also appear in the patient:

  • the presence of specific calluses;
  • edema of the foot and lower leg.

According to statistics in 25% of cases, a spur on the heel results in a partial loss of the patient's ability to move independently. At strong unpleasant sensations the bed mode or sparing conditions in former activity can be recommended. It does not matter what spur looks like on the heel of , is important - that it destroys the old rhythm and active lifestyle of a person. Therefore, you need to treat the disease immediately.


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