The term foot spur generally refers more specifically to a heel spur, also known as a calcaneal spur. These calcium growths form around the tendons and ligaments of the foot and eventually become attached to the heel bone. The spurs then continue to grow, piercing the skin of the foot and causing pain and discomfort. When left untreated the spur can continue to grow causing agonizing pain and even immobilizing the patient.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists offer aggressive treatment options for those suffering from heel spurs. Our foot and ankle specialist are board certified in forefoot surgery and are also among an elite few Central Florida physicians board certified in reconstructive rear foot/ankle surgery. If you or a loved one are suffering from foot spurs, turn to the experts at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.