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Calcaneal Spurs Treatment in Gurgaon

Calcaneal Spur

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.

Causes of Calcaneal / Heel Spur

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 heavy strain on the ligaments of the foot and the muscles in the leg.
  • If the heel bone’s membrane is continuously torn.
  • If the plantar fascia gets stretched wrongfully.
  • It is more common in the people who run on a daily basis or involve in activities like jumping etc. For example, athletes get a heel spur often.
  • The other reasons for heel spur include the problem of arthritis.
  • Hurting or bruising the leg and the heel.
  • If you are overweight, there is a high chance of having a heel spur.
  • People who wear shoes which don’t fit them right or worn and torn, are probable to get this problem. Moreover, flip-flops, if worn frequently can increase the chances of having a heel spur.
  • People with walking gait problem can get heel spur easily.

Symptoms of Calcaneal/ Heel Spur

The symptoms of heel spur include the following –

  • While you wake up in the morning and try to stand at first, you will feel like if a knife is pointed to and hurting your heel. The rest of the day your heel will keep on hurting mildly and whenever you walk or stand, it might hurt more.
  • The front portion of your heel might get swollen up and inflammation can occur as well.
  • In certain cases, there might be a protrusion of bone alike feature underneath the heel which though small but gets visible with time.
  • The bottom of the heel would feel much tender and without good shoes, walking can be difficult.
  • The pain will get worse with time and as the plantar fascia degraded in condition.

Facts about Calcaneal/ Heel Spur

  1. The calcaneus heel which is the scientific name of your heel bone outgrows with calcium deposit when you have a heel spur.
  2. There might be any underlying diseases which cause a heel spur but it can be a standalone problem as well.
  3. Plantar fasciitis is associated with a heel spur.
  4. There are therapies and medications which can treat the problem in due course.

Risks associated with Calcaneal/ Heel Spur

There are certain risks which can make the condition worsen –

  1. If you have walking gait, then the heel spur increases as more pressure falls on the bone of the heel and the ligaments also get strained and the nerves around the heel get affected.
  2. If you run on a concrete surface, the risk of getting the heel spur increases.
  3. Age can be a risk factor in having a heel spur and increasing body weight as well.
  4. Diabetes can also worsen the condition.

Diagnosis of Calcaneal/ Heel Spur

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.

Treatment for Calcaneal / heel spurs

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.

How to prevent Calcaneal/ Heel Spur?

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.

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