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Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Technically

No a spur is a bony prominence, plantar fascia is a broad banded ligament, but the symptoms are essentially the same.

In brief: Technically

No a spur is a bony prominence, plantar fascia is a broad banded ligament, but the symptoms are essentially the same.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: Yes and no

Having a heel spur one may have no pain.
A heelspur with plantar fasciatis is painful. The conditions very often occur together.

In brief: Yes and no

Having a heel spur one may have no pain.
A heelspur with plantar fasciatis is painful. The conditions very often occur together.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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In brief: Similar

But not exactly the same.
Heel spur technically refers to a protruding sharp edge of bone on the bottom or back of the heel. Plantar fasciitis is a soreness or strain in the arch( plantar fascia). However these are usually different manefestations of the same basic cause: poor biomechanical support.

In brief: Similar

But not exactly the same.
Heel spur technically refers to a protruding sharp edge of bone on the bottom or back of the heel. Plantar fasciitis is a soreness or strain in the arch( plantar fascia). However these are usually different manefestations of the same basic cause: poor biomechanical support.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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