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Foot conditions that may require surgery: Spurs

Heel spurs

Heel spurs are bone spurs that develop on the bottom of the heel. Many people experience little to no symptoms or pain from heel spurs, but they may be associated with intermittent or chronic pain, especially while walking, jogging, or running. The pain associated with a heel spur on the bottom of the heel may feel like a pin sticking into the bottom of your foot when you first wake up in the morning, and may later turn into a dull ache. The pain associated with the spur is usually due to damage to the plantar fascial ligament that attaches in the area.

Heel spurs can often be treated with non-surgical methods, but surgery may be necessary to relieve pain and restore mobility in cases that don’t respond to conservative treatment.

Do you have a foot condition that might require surgery? Call Kansas City Foot Specialists to schedule an evaluation at (913) 338-4440, or request an appointment online so we can work with you to keep your feet healthy.