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I saw this from an X-ray results my foot. Don't understand: noted is a bony exostosis on the calcaneus at the site of insertion of the Achilles tendon?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Heel spur

Exostosis or spur is projection of bone coming off inferior part calcaneous that can occur at insertion of tendon.
Caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments and increasing age.Although heel spurs are often painless, they can cause heel pain. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis.Treatments include exercise, custom-made orthotics, anti-inflamm agents etc

In brief: Heel spur

Exostosis or spur is projection of bone coming off inferior part calcaneous that can occur at insertion of tendon.
Caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments and increasing age.Although heel spurs are often painless, they can cause heel pain. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis.Treatments include exercise, custom-made orthotics, anti-inflamm agents etc
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