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If I have a bone spur on my heel, does it have be cut off to get rid of the pain?

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Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Heel spur

No. Heel spurs are caused by plantar fasciitis.
And should not be removed. If the plantar fasciitis is treated it will alleviate the heel pain.

In brief: Heel spur

No. Heel spurs are caused by plantar fasciitis.
And should not be removed. If the plantar fasciitis is treated it will alleviate the heel pain.
Dr. Rudolf Zak
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Likely

Unless you can figure out a way to keep pressure off the area.

In brief: Likely

Unless you can figure out a way to keep pressure off the area.
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: It depends.

A bone spur on your heel would need surgery.
However, if you are referring to a heel spur, that likely will not require surgery, and can be treated with antiinflammatory meds, steroids, shoe inserts, etc.

In brief: It depends.

A bone spur on your heel would need surgery.
However, if you are referring to a heel spur, that likely will not require surgery, and can be treated with antiinflammatory meds, steroids, shoe inserts, etc.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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