Bone spurs are a very common foot problem. Spurs in the feet most often occur in the heel and near the toes. Heel spurs are growths of bone on the underside, forepart of the heel bone. Heel spurs occur when the plantar tendon pulls at its attachment to the heel bone. This area of the heel can later calcify to form a spur.
Progressive Podiatry offers the following tips to reduce tendon strain:
Proper warm-up prior to physical activity
The use of appropriate athletic shoes during exercise
Specialists at Progressive Podiatry understand the importance of seeking heel spur treatments. Left untreated, symptoms are more likely to worsen. Ultrasound is a very effective and painless tool for heel spurs. The ultrasound waves hit a targeted area and are bounced back to a recording device, which produces an image based on a set of transmitted waves.
Progressive Podiatry is an ideal choice for both prevention and treatments. To learn more about Progressive Podiatry, or to schedule a consultation with a specialist, please call (859) 331-2440.