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Heel spur - plantar fasciitis

A heel spur is an inflammation of the tendon plate of the foot that often occurs in men and women between the ages of 40 and 60. We often see that someone with heel spur complaints has started to do more sport (think of running) or has started to wear other shoes. Because of the pain it can be difficult to walk or stand for a long time. In order to diagnose heel spur, an X-ray should be taken at the hospital. However, making an X-ray does not change the treatment or the complaints of a heel spur. The physiotherapists at Fysiofitaal can guide you through your rehabilitation by means of exercises and pain-relieving treatments.

Cause

A heel spur is an inflammation of the tendon plate of the foot that often occurs in men and women between the ages of 40 and 60. This inflammation is caused by calcification of the tendon plate and can cause annoying symptoms. We often see that someone with heel spur complaints has started to do more sport (think of running) or has started to wear other shoes. By a different or higher load that the body is not used to, there is an irritation of the tendon plate.
 
The tendon plate is located under the foot and runs from the bottom of the heel to the toes. This tendon plate covers a large part of the bottom of the foot and can therefore be very annoying while walking.
Heel spur

Symptoms

Usually we see that with a heel spur especially pain is in the foreground. This pain can make it difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time. The pain is usually located near the heel but can spread to the bottom of the entire sole of the foot. Besides pain, the foot may also feel somewhat stiff.

Diagnosis

In case of a heel spur it is often recommended to try different shoes and possibly insoles. Often we see that this is not enough to remedy the symptoms. The physiotherapists of Fysiofitaal can guide you well during your rehabilitation of a heel spur by means of exercises and pain-relieving treatments.

Treatment

In case of a heel spur it is often recommended to try different shoes and possibly insoles. Often we see that this is not enough to remedy the symptoms. The physiotherapists at Fysiofitaal can guide you well during your rehabilitation of a heel spur by means of exercises and pain-relieving treatments.

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