Heel Spur FAQs
What Are Heel Spurs?
Heel spurs are calcium buildups that form on the underside of the heel. Some may not even be noticeable, but others can be uncomfortable or even severely painful.
What Causes Heel Spurs?
You might find yourself with heel spurs if you put excessive strain on your plantar fascia ligaments. If you have rapidly gained weight or become pregnant, you may be at more risk for heel spurs.
How Do I Know If I Have Heel Spurs?
The only sure way to know if you have heel spurs is to visit a physician like Dr. Langroudi. Through exams and medical imaging, he can diagnose and understand if you have heel spurs and how you might be able to treat them.
Do I Need to Treat My Heel Spurs?
It can be tempting to avoid treatment if your heel spurs don’t cause you pain currently. However, leaving spurs untreated puts you at risk for chronic pain down the road. It often is best to treat heel spurs before they become more problematic.
What Makes Minimally Invasive Heel Spur Surgery Different?
Instead of using long incisions, Dr. Langroudi works through only a “keyhole” incision. This means there is almost no visible scarring, and you can return to your daily life sooner.
How Long Do the Results Last?
A successful surgery should completely remove the target spur and alleviate your symptoms. However, if there is continued strain on your plantar fascia, you may develop spurs again. However, we provide you with information on how to ensure your results are permanent!