Heel spur or calcaneal spur :
A calcaneal spur (or heel spur) is a small osteophyte (bone spur) located on thecalcaneus (heel bone). Calcaneal spurs are typically detected by a radiological examination (X-ray).
When a foot bone is exposed to constant stress, calcium deposits build up on the bottom of the heel bone. Generally, this has no effect on a person’s daily life. However, repeated damage can cause these deposits to pile up on each other,causing a spur-shaped deformity, called a calcaneal (or heel) spur. Obese people, flatfooted people, and women who constantly wear high-heeled shoes are most susceptible to heel spurs.Major symptoms consist of pain in the region surrounding the spur, which typically increases in intensity after prolonged periods of rest. Patients may report heel pain to be more severe when waking up in the morning. Patients may not be able to bear weight on the afflicted heel comfortably. Running, walking, or lifting heavy weight may exacerbate the issue
Apply an icepack. Place your icepack on your heel for 10 to 15 minutes at least twice a day. You can also try rolling your foot over an iced can or bottle if your heel spurs are accompanied by plantar fasciitis.
Get some rest. You need to stay off of your aching foot as much as possible for at least a week.
Custom Orthotic Insoles- Proper footwear with an orthotic insole provides comfort and eliminates pain with time.