What causes heel spurs to form?

When looking at the causes of heel spurs, the best place to begin is with bone spurs in general. Bone spurs are calcium deposits the body makes on bone tissue subjected to frequent stress, friction, or pressure. Over time, the deposits build up until they become a bump that may or may not be noticed under normal circumstances. Whether a spur is observable or not typically depends on its location.

Heel spursHeel spurs are normally caused by repeated tearing of the membrane covering the heel bone, strain placed on ligaments and muscles, and stretching of the plantar fascia.

A bone spur is not painful in and of itself. However, when a spur digs into soft tissue, problems like heel pain can develop. If this is the case for you, it’s time to come see us at one of our five Florida offices.

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