Posterior Heel Spur: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Dr Foot Podiatry

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Posterior Heel Spur


Posterior Heel Spur


Posterior heel spur is the growth of bone on the achilles tendon at the heel of the foot. This can cause symptoms of pain at the back of your heel in the morning or when standing up after you sit.

How did this happen?

  • Repetitive injuries to the heel, around the achilles tendon over a period of time
  • Age
  • Overuse

What should I do?

  • Rest and do not participate in strenuous activities that apply pressure to the foot
  • Ice pack can help reduce inflammation
  • Properly stretch before and after exercise¬†
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs can be taken to provide temporary pain relief
  • Seek help from a podiatrist

What kind of help can I get?

  • A podiatrist can advise on proper footwear and exercises
  • A cam walker might be needed to immobilize your foot
  • Shockwave therapy can be provided
  • Medical insoles can be prescribed
  • Surgery might be needed if conservative methods do not quell symptoms

How long till it recovers?

  • Depends on the severity and type of treatment, it can vary from a few weeks to a few months

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