Orthotics Can Relieve the Pain of Bone Spurs

Heel pain is one of the most common reasons patients come to see Cook County podiatrist Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos. Foot pain can impact your ability to engage in activities of daily life. It can also limit your ability to exercise, leading to or worsening other conditions. Don’t let this happen to you. If your feet hurt, see your podiatrist without delay. There are many causes of foot pain, and only an expert foot doctor can determine the source of your discomfort. Bone spurs are one common cause of foot pain.

What causes bone spurs?

Bone spurs are commonly associated with plantar fasciitis, a common and painful condition involving plantar fascia inflammation. This tissue spans the length of the sole from heel to toe. Sometimes, repeated stress on the plantar fascia can cause a tear in the tissue, and calcium deposits can build up on the heel bone.

What are the symptoms of bone spurs?

The most common symptom of bone spurs is heel pain. This pain might be constant or intensified when standing, walking, or running. It also might be worse after a period of rest. Of course, heel pain is a sign of numerous conditions. Only your podiatrist can determine the precise cause of your discomfort.

Who is at risk of bone spurs?

Anyone can get a bone spur. They occur in men, women, and children. Some things do increase your risk level. These include:

How are bone spurs treated?

If, after a thorough and careful examination, probably involving imaging tests such as x-rays, your doctor determines that heel spurs cause your discomfort, they will have numerous treatment options to choose from. Custom orthotics are often used to provide additional cushioning and support and are particularly effective. Other treatment modalities include:

Are you worried about heel pain, or do you have another concern about the health and wellness of your feet, ankles, or lower legs? Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to schedule an appointment with Cook County podiatrist  Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, in our modern, comfortable Ravenswood office today.

Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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