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What does a heel spur feel like? Does it hurt?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Many people have heel slurs visible on x-ray but only a tiny fraction of those actually have any pain.
It is felt that while a heel spur may contribute to heel pain it is not the sole (sorry for the pun) cause. If you've been told you have a spur because of a recent x-ray but you don't have any pain, then don't worry about it.

In brief: Not necessarily

Many people have heel slurs visible on x-ray but only a tiny fraction of those actually have any pain.
It is felt that while a heel spur may contribute to heel pain it is not the sole (sorry for the pun) cause. If you've been told you have a spur because of a recent x-ray but you don't have any pain, then don't worry about it.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Spurs can occur

Both on the bottom and in the back of the heel.
There is a debate if the actual bone causes the pain or not l for the most part the treatment is the same. Surgical treatment ( for a spur on the bottom of the feet)when attempted is often also the same surgery. Some docs will elect to remove the spur as well.

In brief: Spurs can occur

Both on the bottom and in the back of the heel.
There is a debate if the actual bone causes the pain or not l for the most part the treatment is the same. Surgical treatment ( for a spur on the bottom of the feet)when attempted is often also the same surgery. Some docs will elect to remove the spur as well.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Thank
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