Calcaneal spur means: Calcaneal Spur: Also known as a heel or heel spur, a bony spur that extends from the underside of the heel bone, the calcaneus, and can make it difficult to walk. Calcaneal Spurs can be associated with Achilles tendon Achilles tendinitis inflammation. They cause tenderness and pain in the back of your heel. This is worsened by pressing on the ball of your foot. Inflammation of the plantar fascia (the tissue bowstring-like that runs from the heel to the sole) is associated with spurs below the sole. This can lead to tenderness or pain in the area. Plantar fasciitis and calcaneal spurs can happen by themselves or in combination with other conditions that can cause arthritis like reactive arthritis or ankylosing Spondylitis. The goal of treatment is to reduce inflammation and prevent reinjury. Heel lifting reduces stress on the Achilles tendon, and alleviates painful spurs in the back. Plantar spurs can be relieved by shoe inserts that are donut-shaped. Rarely is surgery performed on spurs that are chronically inflamed.
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