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Heel Spurs

Heel Spurs feet

Did you know that around one in ten people in Germany suffer from heel spurs? Heel spurs are bony outgrowths which develop on the heel bone. This new bony formation develops out of deposits of calcium which occur during tissue re-modelling following small injuries at the transition point between the tendon and the bone. People with heel spur soften experience a strong stabbing pain in the heel of the foot when they stand on it or pain on the sole of their feet.

How do heel spurs develop?

Heel spurs can result from heavy impact of the foot during walking; this can occur naturally in jobs which require a lot of walking or standing. But other factors such as being overweight or not warming up sufficiently before doing sports can also lead to the development of heel spurs.

What can I do against heel spurs?

If you experience strong pain, you must consult a doctor. The doctor can prescribe orthopedic insoles, for example, a heel cushion to take the pressure off your heel. But physiotherapy with exercises which will strengthen your shin muscles can also be very helpful.

Which shoes are best to wear with heel spurs?

Simple measures such as suitable shoes or the right insoles can help ease the pain of heel spurs. All Solidus shoes have removable insoles. The shoe “Karo”, for example, has an insole made of cushioning foam to prevent symptoms and pain. The foam and the insole can also be swapped for orthopedic insoles. A choice of shoes suitable for feet with heel spurs are available Hier here