Athlete-Induced Heel Spurs Guide

Woman wondering if she has athlete-induced heel spurs

Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your body. It improves respiratory and cardiac function while creating a stronger support structure for your body. Unfortunately, an active body isn’t immune to damage. In fact, being active can make you more susceptible to certain injuries and conditions, especially if you prefer … Read more

How Long Do Heel Spurs Last?

Woman with heel spurs sitting down.

Heel spurs are the result of calcium build-up underneath the heel bone, and they’re fairly common. About 10% of the general population has heel spurs. Fortunately, the vast majority don’t have any pain or other associated symptoms as a result of their heel spurs. The other 5% of people with heel spurs aren’t so lucky. … Read more

Types of Heel Spurs

Woman feeling red pain from some types of heel spurs.

Heel spurs are much like any other bone spur. They are hard bumps of extra bone that usually form in the joints as a result of injury, overuse, or a degenerative disease such as osteoarthritis. In many cases, bone spurs go undetected because they are largely asymptomatic. Problems only really occur when the bone spur … Read more

What Causes Heel Spurs?

Stock image of girl with her left shoe removed and holding her left leg to feel her heel spur pain

Heel spurs are more common than you may think. 1 in 10 people have them, and 1 in 20 experience pain as a result of their heel spurs. Given how many people are affected by heel spurs, it’s pretty surprising that we don’t talk about them all that often. Fortunately, the causes for heel spurs … Read more