Heel spur plantar fasciitis

A heel spur is an inflammation of the tendon plate of the foot that is common in men and women between the ages of 40-60. We often see that a person with heel spur symptoms has started exercising more (think running) or wearing different shoes. The pain can make it difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time. To diagnose heel spur, an X-ray should be taken at the hospital. However, having an X-ray does not change the treatment or symptoms of heel spur. The physical therapists at Fysiofitaal can guide you well during your rehabilitation through exercises and pain-relieving treatments.

Cause

A heel spur is an inflammation of the tendon plate of the foot that is common in men and women between the ages of 40-60. This inflammation is caused by calcification of the tendon plate and can cause unpleasant symptoms. We often see that someone with heel spur symptoms has started to exercise more (think running) or wear different shoes. A different or higher load that the body is not used to then causes irritation to 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 much of the underside of the foot and therefore can be very annoying while walking.
Heel Spur

Symptoms

Usually we see that with a heel spur especially pain is too prominent. 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. In addition to pain, the foot may also feel somewhat stiff.

Diagnosis

Often with heel spur, we are advised to try different shoes and possibly insoles. Often we see that this is still 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 damping treatments.

Treatment

Often with heel spur, we are advised to try different shoes and possibly insoles. Often we see that this is still not enough to remedy the symptoms. The physiotherapists at Fysiofitaal can guide you well during your rehabilitation from heel spur through exercises and pain-relieving treatments.

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