Heel spurs are bony growths that develop on the heel bone. In the early stages, they are often unnoticeable. However, if they are left to grow large enough, they can become incredibly painful.
Heel spurs can usually be treated with rest and stretching. Still, if they become unbearably painful, our foot, ankle, and podiatry specialists at OrthoNeuro can perform an ankle arthroscopy to treat the condition.
According to data from the Cleveland Clinic, roughly 15% of the population suffers from heel spurs.
Although they are not always painful, it’s best to speak with our professionals at OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio to understand the condition better.