Think you have a Posterior Heel Spur?

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What is Posterior Heel Spur?

If there is an excessive pulling force at the attachment of where the Achilles tendon inserts into the back of the heel bone, the area can become sore. Sometimes a bone spur can form at this point on the heel causing direct pain over the bone at the back of the heel.

How did I get this?

Normally from an overuse injury, often a sporting issue. However the spur may be painless and form over many years.

What can I do about it?

  • RICE Techniques: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.

  • Heel raises can help.

  • See a Registered Podiatrist.

What help can I get for this?

  • A Registered Podiatrist may advise on appropriate footwear, give you exercises.

  • The Podiatrists may also advise guided injection for pain relief.

  • Orthopaedic surgeon may remove bone spur.

When will it get better?

  • Heel spurs can be difficult to treat, taking several months to settle.

  • Conservative measures may help with easing pain and making you feel more comfortable. However these methods cannot reduce the spur.

  • IF you chose surgery as an option recovery often takes 6-12 months.