The heel bone is the largest bone in the foot and absorbs the most shock and pressure. A heel spur, or bony protrusion, develops as an abnormal growth of the heel bone from calcium deposits formed when the plantar fascia, a broad band of fibrous tissue located along the bottom surface of the foot that runs from the heel to the forefoot, pulls away from the heel area. Heel spurs can cause extreme pain in the rear foot, especially while standing or walking.
The root cause of heel spurs is the over stretching or tearing of the plantar fascia, which is usually the result of over-pronation or tight calf muscles. People with flat feet or unusually high arches can develop heel spurs. There is a significantly higher incidence of heel spurs due to wearing improper footwear without adequate support on a regular basis.
When the Shoe Fits will work with you and your foot doctor to develop the proper treatment of heel spurs. Common treatments include wearing shoes with inserts that have better support. An orthotic with rear foot posting and longitudinal arch support can be an effective device to allow the condition to heal.
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When The Shoe Fits is a full-service men's and women's shoe store and pedorthic center. At When the Shoe Fits, we use pedorthics - the design, manufacture, modification and fit of footwear and orthotics - to work with our customers, help alleviate their discomfort and solve their unique foot problems. We feature a broad selection of high-quality comfort footwear from many of the world’s premium comfort brands. We also specialize in providing professional shoe fitting and foot care, which can include custom and over-the-counter shoe inserts, as well as pedorthic services including the use of foot scanning technology.
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We're foot experts! Most people at some time in their life will have some type of foot pain. From simple blisters and calluses to chronic foot pain from tendonitis, plantar facilities, or a host of other conditions, our Certifies Pedorthists and expers staff can help.
Common Foot Issues
Are foot problems widespread?
Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.