What is a Heel Spur?
A heel spur is a boney growth at the bottom and back of the heel. X-rays often show it to have a "Hook-like" appearance.
If the rough "Hook" aggravates the surrounding tissues and ligaments, there can be considerable pain when you walk or stand. Tendon.
Causes of Heel Spurs:
Some experts believe the boney growth is an attempt to "hold on" to the plantar fascia ligament. Anytime the body lays down extra bone, it is making an attempt to protect sensitive tissues and further damages or injuries.
Heel Spurs can develop if you have flat feet or... suddenly lose arch support and tension in the plantar fascia ligament. (The plantar fascia ligament attaches to the heel bone.) If the plantar fascia ligament is stretched, it does affect the attachment to the heel bone and a heel spur often develops.
Repeatedly wearing rubber boots that have little or no arch support can cause heel spur.
Spurs on the heels can also be caused by a shortened and tight calf muscle or a pulled Achilles tendon.
Tight Calf Muscles
Depending on the severity of the tissue damage, inflammation, and level of injury, healing, and tissue restoration may take longer for some. Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks do help to speed up this healing process and get you back in action faster than not wearing them.
Prolotex™ FIR Energy Socks are classy enough to wear like dress socks and supportive enough to use during your sports activities. Best of all... the do help soothe your pain!
FREE Tips for treating the pain of Heel Spurs:
- Take a load off! Put your feet up - take a break - especially at the beginning when you first feel the pain in your heels.
- Wear Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks to stimulate natural healing and cell rejuvenation.
- If the pain is severe in the beginning - Ice packs (a bag of frozen peas works well) will help to reduce initial inflammation.
- Gentle stretching and strengthening exercises of the calf muscle will help to increase flexibility of tendons and ligaments and take the stress away from your heel bones.
- Your doctor may suggest an X-ray to confirm the condition.
- Drink plenty of fresh water to aid the circulatory system.
- Wear supportive shoes - avoid going barefoot.
- Reduce your weight - if you are obese - take the stress off your feet.
- Wear a fresh, clean pair of Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks every day to help improve the circulation in your feet and reduce your heel spur.