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what are spurs in the foot area

By Anonymous July 8, 2010 - 10:33am
 
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do i have a spur its at the base of my heel tender to weit and walk

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Hi,
There are several causes of pain in your heel, and could be caused from bursitis, joint pain or a heel "spur", as well as other conditions.

Have you been diagnosed with a bone spur in your heel, or have you had this condition before? If not, you would want to see a Podiatrist for a proper diagnosis, as pain in your heel can be caused by many different factors.

A bone spur does not usually cause pain in itself, as it is just extra bone that is deposited on top of existing bone. It is important to see a doctor, however, as the underlying reason that your body is depositing extra bone on top of existing bone could be caused by another condition.

You can read more about heel spurs:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bone-spurs/DS00627

http://www.empowher.com/bones-amp-joints/content/bone-spurs-more-spur-moment-condition?page=0,1

Let us know what your doctor says!

July 8, 2010 - 1:48pm
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