What is Heel Spur?

A heel spur also known as calcaneal spur  occurs when there is a small bony outgrowth of, formed on the bottom or back of the heel bone. Spurs at the back of the heel are often associated with Achilles tendonitis, while spurs under the sole are associated with plantar fasciitis.

What causes of Heel Spur?

Heel spurs are caused by strains of the foot muscles and ligaments, over stretching of the plantar fascia, and repeated tearing of the fascia that covers the heel bone. Heel spurs are more common among athletes whose activities include repetitive of running and jumping.

What are the signs and symptom of the Heel Spur?

  • Intermittent or chronic pain on the heel
  • Sharp or dull pain at the bottom of the feet
  • Tenderness at heel.

 Physiotherapy treatment for heel spurs

Our physiotherapists at Physioclinic provide specialized assessment and treatment for people with heel spurs.

Physiotherapy treatment will initially reduce pain and swelling, range of motion and strength will be restored as quickly as possible through

  • Ice or Heat therapy
  • Pain Relief and Healing Treatments: Ultrasound, TENs, Electrical Stimulation
  • Advanced Treatment: ESWT
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Specific stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Proprioceptive and Balance training
  • Sport-specific exercise programme

Physiotherapy will accelerate healing and get you back to your sports and work as quickly as possible.

Call our physiotherapist to find out how we  can help your heel spur: 62244178 / 96390509