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A 34-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed a while back & asked 2 wear rubber insoles.want 2 know if taking calcium supplements would lead 2 extra growth of my calcanial spur?

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Dr. Jay Bayer
Family Medicine 53 years experience
Spur: That spur is there in reaction to over stretching of plantar ligament attached just inside calcaneus. The becomes inflammed at attachment( enthesiopathies ) then calcified literally keep ligament from pulling off bone. Besides insoles there are stretching exercises, sometimes injections, rarely surgery. Consult physical therapist or dr.
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