Heel spurs commonly start in the front of and underneath your heel. They eventually affect other parts of your foot and can get up to half an inch in length.

Common symptoms: 

  • pain
  • inflammation
  • swelling at the front of your heel

What can cause heel spurs?

Usually, heel spurs are caused by long-term muscle and ligament strain. This condition develops over time and can cause a lot of discomfort, if not treated appropriately. This condition may also be cause by:

  • Arthritis 
  • Bruising of the heel
  • Excess body weight
  • Poorly fitted shoes
  • Worn-out shoes


  • Physical examination by preferred podiatrist
  • Xrays


  • Steriod injection
  • Icing the affected area 
  • Prescribe anti-inflammatory medication
  • Custom molded orthotics
  • Highly recommend physical therapy

We, United Foot and Ankle, strive to give our patients the best treatment options. If you or any loved ones are experiencing similar symptoms, please feel free to contact our office at (732) 979-2035. We are located in East Brunswick, Keyport, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, and Bayonne. We look forward to seeing you.

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