fractures1Heel spurs are characterized as “pointed bony outgrowth[s] of heel bone,” and can be associated with plantar fasciitis. Heel spurs can occur either “at the back of the heel, under the heel, or beneath the sole of the foot.” Heel spurs are caused by calcium deposits which develop over several months and can strain the muscles and ligaments. Heel spurs can be caused by stress on the heel from strenuous exercise, poorly-fitting shoes, health conditions such as diabetes, and foot disorders such as flat feet. If not treated properly, heel spurs can lead to deteriorating damage to your heels.

Heel spurs are irritating bone growths that sometimes have to be removed with an operation. To get a professional opinion with regards to your bone spurs, consult with Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be a cause from small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching it to the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot. Bone may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs. Pain sometimes intensifies with age. Heel spurs are known to cause a substantial amount of pain. One of the main associations spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.


The pain associated with spurs is often times because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to poke and affect other boners and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.


There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain there are several methods for healing. Medicines, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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