Heel pain is a common complain among middle aged patients. The commonest cause for this is Plantar Fasciitis with or without Calcaneal Spur.
Risk factors for plantar fasciitis are regularly wearing high heels, obesity, unhealthy weight lifting positions which can lead to continuous stress On the heel.
So what can you do about calcaneal spur ? Pain relief can be done using simple measures like applying ice on heal and over the counter analgesics.
Steroid injections can give a quick relief which will last for few months . Adjunctive physiotherapy can be helpful.
Ultimate treatment option is surgical removal of calcaneal spur.