Calcaneal Spurs

Calcaneal spur is commonly known as a heel spur, it usually occurs when a bony outgrowth forms on the heel bone. It can be located at the back of the heel or under the sole.When a foot is exposed to constant stress, the calcium deposits build up on the bottom of the heel bone. This disease is more frequently observed in females.It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing. Among non-athletic populations, it is associated with a high body mass index i.e. increased

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CAUSES :

  • Prolonged Standing
  • Overweight.
  • High Arch and Flat Foot
  • Repetitive over-stretching
  • High Arch and Flat Foot
  • Tight calf muscles

SIGN AND SYMPTOMS :

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  • Pain on the bottom of the foot near the heel
  • Pain with the first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning, or after a long period of rest, such as after a long car ride.
  • Greater pain after exercise or activity
  • Chronic pain after walking, jogging or running
  • Sharp pain when stands up after sitting for a prolonged period of time.

GOALS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY :

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  • Improves pain through advanced modalities.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Reduces spasm
  • Reduces tightness
  • Increases strength resisted band exercises
  • Alignment correction through manual therapy
  • Taping technique
  • Laser therapy for instant pain relief