If your heel is hurting and you haven’t hurt your heel anytime soon, it might be a condition called heel spur. The heel spur is a common problem which is caused due to a growth in the bone of the heel which is actually a deposit of calcium in it. PAL Physiotherapy specialized in offering physiotherapy services related to Calcaneal/heel Spur treatment in Gurgaon. Our expert physiotherapists utilize some advanced and effective treatment including exercises and therapies to cure the heel spur.
It the calcium which keeps on accumulating on the heel bone till the time it reaches the arch of the heel. This might not be visible to the eyes of a person as they are small within a length of 1/4th of an inch. But it starts affecting the whole of the foot and can be diagnosed only through medical intervention.
It is caused because of deposition of calcium on the bone of the heel over a span of time like many months or so. The calcium gets deposited under the side of the bone and this deposition can be caused due to various factors. The causes include –
The symptoms of heel spur include the following –
There are certain risks which can make the condition worsen –
The diagnosis of heel spur can be done by an expert physiotherapist or doctor as they are invisible most of the time. An X-ray might help to understand the condition of the heel bone and whether it is a spur or something else. Sometimes, the doctor might also ask for a USG report for better judgment of the condition.
The good news is that this condition is not permanent in most of the cases. With proper treatment, you can get rid of the problem in due time. The conservative treatments are mostly prescribed when the condition is treatable by means of exercise, medicines. The best way for the treatment of heel spur in Gurgaon is through stretching exercises, physical therapies that includes; Ultrasound therapy, Class 4 High Intensity Laser therapy, Long Wave Diathermy therapy besides wearing the right kind of shoes which fit your feet.
Dry needling can help in treating heel spur. Cold compresses are also helpful in getting rid of the pain caused due to the bony bump of the heel spur. The stretching exercises must be performed at night especially as the results are better and you might feel less strain and pain when waking up in the morning and try to walk.
By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, without gaining excess weight and using the right kind of shoes, the chances of having a heel spur can be controlled but still they cannot be avoided completely.