A heel spur is a boney growth at the bottom and back of the heel. X-rays often show it to have a "Hook-like" appearance.
If the rough "Hook" aggravates the surrounding tissues and ligaments, there can be considerable pain when you walk or stand.
Some experts believe the boney growth is an attempt to "hold on" to the plantar fascia ligament. Anytime the body lays down extra bone, it is making an attempt to protect sensitive tissues and further damages or injuries.
Heel Spurs can develop if you have flat feet or... suddenly lose arch support and tension in the plantar fascia ligament. (The plantar fascia ligament attaches to the heel bone.) If the plantar fascia ligament is stretched, it does affect the attachment to the heel bone and a heel spur often develops.
Repeatedly wearing rubber boots that have little or no arch support can cause heel spur.
Spurs on the heels can also be caused by a shortened and tight calf muscle or a pulled Achilles tendon.
Depending on the severity of the tissue damage, inflammation, and level of injury, healing, and tissue restoration may take longer for some. Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks do help to speed up this healing process and get you back in action faster than not wearing them.
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