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What is Heel Spur?

The calcaneus is the heel bone that forms the foundation of the rear part of the foot. The outward growth due to tiny calcium deposits on calcaneus is called the heel spur.

It is also known as “calcaneal spurs,” “foot spurs,” or “osteophytes,”. Heel spurs can remain undetected and grow over the course of several months or even years.

But eventually, this pointed, shelf-shaped calcium growth will jab the soft, fatty tissue of the heel. This results in a stabbing sensation and intense heel pain with every step you take.

Over time, heel spurs can cause a great deal of ankle pain in addition to damaging the fatty pad of your heel.

Symptoms of Heel Spur

Pain, inflammation, and swelling at the front of your heel are some of the symptoms of heel spurs. The affected area may also feel warm to the touch. The symptoms may spread to the arch of your foot. Eventually, a small bony protrusion may be visible.

There might not be any symptoms for some heel spurs. About 50 percent of people with heel spurs experience pain from them. You may also not see any changes in soft tissues or bones surrounding the heel. X-rays are the best way to detect heel spurs than any other tests done.

The presence of heel spurs is more often than not is a result of a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis. When the plantar fascia ligament, which runs along the bottom of the foot, is damaged, the body creates calcium deposits on the heel bone in an attempt to support the damaged fascia.

Self-diagnosis of a heel spur is very difficult. Mainly because the symptoms of heel spur are very similar to other ailments that cause heel pain and foot problems. It is important to consult a specialist, such as an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist, for a proper diagnosis.

However, some common symptoms of heel spurs can include:

  • Stabbing pain like a knife in the heel when standing up in the morning
  • A dull ache in the heel throughout the rest of the day
  • Inflammation and swelling at the front of the heel
  • The heat radiating from the affected area
  • Small, visible bone-like protrusion under the heel
  • Difficulty in walking barefoot due to point of tenderness at the bottom of the heel

Why Do Heel Spurs Cause Pain?

The Heel Spur growth itself has no feeling. The pain is actually the result of the projection of the Heel Spur into soft tissue around the heel of the foot.

The area around the spur may become inflamed and cause pain, as well as bruising, as the pointed spur digs through sensitive nerves and tissue. Pain is very evident when you’re standing or walking on the inflamed area. During the periods of rest, weight is taken off of the injured heel.

Therefore the pain can be most severe with the first step in the morning since the heel spur is digging into tissue for the first time after a long period of rest.

Causes of heel spurs

  • When over a period of months, calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone and result in heel spur. Often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. a heel spur can have various other reasons as well. Heel spurs are especially common among athletes who do a lot of running and jumping. The following risk factors are also commonly understood to cause heel spurs:
  • Age: Heel spurs get common with age. People at 40 years and above are more prone to Heel Spurs because of the resulting decrease in ligament elasticity
  • Gait problems: Walking or moving with an uneven stride results in excessive pressure in certain areas of the foot. This causes strain on the heel and hence the development of heel spurs.
  • Being overweight: Rapid weight gain, including weight gain during pregnancy, results in more strain and impact to the arch of the foot.
  • Gender: Women are often more affected by heel spurs than men, likely because many types of women’s footwear are far less supportive than men’s footwear
  • Ill-fitted footwear: Wearing old, worn out shoes or shoes that don’t fit properly causes strain and injuries and thus induces the development of heel spurs.
  • Long periods of standing: Standing for long periods of time or lifting heavy objects on a regular basis causes significant strain to the arch of the foot.

Risk Factors

There is a range of things that increase the risk of developing heel spurs. These include:

  • Athletic activities: Running and jumping can wear down the heel and arch of the foot.
  • Activity on hard surfaces: Frequently walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces can wear down the heel.
  • Trauma to the heel: Bruising the heel and tearing the membrane that covers it can lead to heel spurs.
  • Getting older: Heel spurs to be common in older men and women.
  • Being female: Heel spurs are more common in women than men.
  • Being overweight: Due to excess weight, your feet my might experience Heel Spur.
  • Improper footwear: If you frequently wear shoes that do not fit properly or the ones that have lost their support, such as flip-flops, you are more likely to get heel spurs.

Some previously underlying medical conditions that can be responsible for heel spurs. These include:

  • Reactive arthritis (Reiter's disease)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
  • Plantar fasciitis

Solutions For Heel Spur

Treatments for heel spurs may include:

  • Rest: To reduce pain and swelling in the affected area, get plenty of rest and taking pressure off the feet can help.
  • Applying ice: Ice massage is one of the best ways to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Using custom-made orthotics: These customized insoles go inside the shoe to take the pressure off the heel.
  • Wearing cushioned sports shoes: These work like the custom orthotic; the only difference is that it is not customized as per the requirement of your feet.
  • Anti-inflammatory medication: In order to reduce swelling, such medications may help to some extent.
  • Cortisone injections: These reduce swelling and pain in the affected area. But these should be used only as a stronger option when over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication is not effective.

In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the heel spur.

However, the above Heel Spur cures are usually effective, and surgery is not needed. Of all the Heel Spur Treatment Products, the fastest and most efficient solution would be 3D Custom Insoles for one simple reason that every person is different; every foot is different- from left to right, person to person.

Every pair of these insoles for heel pain is tailored for an individual. The custom foot capture process looks at both the feet separately so that one can get the right fit for their unique feet.

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How  Orthotics  3D Custom Insoles Give Reliefs To Heel Spur

The 3D Custom Orthotic Insoles for Heel Spur uses acupressure therapy to stop the pain, then goes on to heal the problems that caused the heel spur or spurs to form.

These 3D Custom Insoles physically re-stretch the plantar-fascia ligament while increasing the density of the heel’s natural fat pad, which is actually the body’s natural shock absorber.

They also structurally support the heel bone to prevent the partial collapse of the mid-foot. These 3D Custom Insoles have been tested and proven highly effective in countless clinical studies.

They simply outperform other heel spur orthotics.

Technology Used In Orthotics 3D Custom Insole

Heel spurs are diagnosed based on the history of pain and tenderness localized to the area of bony involvement.

They can be specifically identified if point tenderness at the bottom of the heel is detected. This tenderness makes it difficult to walk barefoot on the floors.

X-ray examination of the foot is very important to diagnose the bony prominence (spur) of the heel bone (calcaneus).

Insole For The Heel Spur

  • Heel Spur Orthotics is the best way to treat heel spurs and related conditions such as plantar fasciitis. Orthotic devices are typically simple pads that can be easily placed into your shoes.

    The best thing is that these can be worn throughout the day to treat the discomfort of heel spurs. Many people suffering from heel spur resort to using over-the-counter orthotics that are not designed specifically to treat heel spurs.

    Usually, orthotics at drug stores tend to be designed to add cushioning for worn out shoes, but have not specific design features that address heel spurs or plantar fasciitis.

  • Sine the lack of arch support is the most common reason for the development of heel spurs, the best way to heal foot bone spurs, avoid the development of new heel spurs, and address pain is to support the arch of your foot and provide an additional layer of cushioning.

  • Specialized orthotic inserts like 3D Custom Insoles are therefore the most effective methods for treating heel spurs. These orthotics position the arch to an optimal height, preventing the sharp calcium deposits from digging into the fatty heel pad.

    It’s important to avoid over-the-counter orthotics because they are a little less effective pads to add a little extra cushioning, not designed specifically to treat heel spurs and Plantar Fasciitis.

  • Targeted acupressure is the main strategy used by the 3D Custom Insoles to stop the pain from heel spurs, then go to work healing the problems that caused the heel spur or spurs to form in the first place.

    These unique inserts actually re-stretch the plantar fascia ligament while increasing the density of the heel’s natural fat pad and taking the pressure off heel spurs.


  • If you regularly experience foot pain, you may want to appraise the custom orthotics. Orthotics are provided to relieve pain and stress and improve your muscle performance over time.

    It doesn’t matter whether your pain is due to foot injuries in the past or constant pressure on your feet due to the demands of your job, or any other reasons; 3D Custom Insoles can help.

  • The health issues caused due to foot pain hamper your healthy lifestyle. If you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, you should definitely consider foot orthotics.

    Constant pressure on your feet and consistent tasks performed while standing on hard, uncomfortable surfaces can leave you with recurring pain.

    It may also lead to more serious foot problems in the future.

Other Benefits Of Custom Orthotics

  • They are not just for people with foot pain. It can also help those who suffer from back pain, pain in their hips or knees, and people dealing with arthritis-related pain. Other health issues, such as diabetes, may also result in foot pain. Orthotics can help with this as well.

  • They are tailored to each individual according to their problems. That means that a runner or athlete that experiences foot pain may receive a certain type of treatment, while an individual with broken bones or inflamed ligaments will receive a different orthotics treatment.

  • Orthotics are typically designed to ensure that the bones, ligaments, and tendons in your feet and lower legs are aligned and positioned properly. This helps to ease pain and stress on the feet and can improve the functioning of the muscles over time.

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Everyone's feet are unique, so custom orthotics is the best way to treat your own individual foot problems and prevent them from recurring.

Say goodbye to foot pain and hello to comfort with these custom flat feet insoles today.

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