A member asked:

If i have pain on the bottom of my heel, can that be the result of a heel spur?

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Dr. Martin Linder answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Unlikely: It's possible, but more likely your symptoms are due to plantar fasciitis.

Answered 10/14/2012

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Dr. Steven Frydman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis will cause that symptom.

Answered 7/15/2012

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Dr. Brandon Macy answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Plantar fasciitis is: More likely. Spurs are the calcification of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel. And cause pain maybe 1% of the time. You can have a large spur with no pain or a great deal of pain without any spur.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Dr. Vincent Travisano answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Yes indeed: It could be a heel spur, bursitis, or even planatr fascitis. An xray needs to be taken as well as a complete biomechanical exam and history to find out the cause and determine the treatment protocols.

Answered 2/23/2014

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. If you have a spur, it's not the cause of your pain--the inflamed tissue is.

Answered 4/30/2014

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