Heel Spur

What is Heel Spur

A heel spur is a deposit of calcium that is located on the underside of the heel bone. A heel spur can extend half an inch on an X-ray. Even though they are painless, they can cause heel pain. Heel spurs are normally associated with painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a fibrous band of tissue that starts from the heel bone to the ball of the foot.

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Sever’s Disease

What is Sever’s disease?

Sever’s Disease is best described as pain in the heel affecting children from the age of 8-15 years old. Often children will complain of pain in one or both heels with running or walking, usually at the back of the heel or under.

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