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Heel spurs, pointed, bony outgrowths of the heel, are caused by localized soft tissue inflammation and can be located at the back of the heel or under the heel, beneath the sole of the foot. Plantar fascitis is associated with inflammation caused by heel spurs on the soles of the feet. Both conditions are treated with ice application and anti-inflammatory medications. Orthotics may also provide some relief.

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Terms related to Heel Spurs:

  • Heel Pain
  • Pain, Heel
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Spur, Heel

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