The foot is an important part of the body. Your entire body rests on your two feet. The foot is made up the very strong skeleton. The skeleton in
most humans is an indo-skeleton unlike that in the case of roaches and other bugs. The skeleton is
made of bones and is found at the core of our body and not on the exterior! The bones are formed out of very thick and strong calcium deposits. While in the womb the human body feeds on the host or in this case the mother’s calcium deposits to make its own bones. The bones then continue to strengthen once the baby is born. The calcium that we require to form stronger and heavier bones is derived out of our daily meals. What we eat have traces of calcium in them and it so happens that the calcium is deposited on to the bones to make them thicker.
Some times this calcium deposits itself in regions of the body that should at all times be avoided. Such occurrences are not those that take place under normal circumstances and when they do take place do not work in favour of the body itself.
When the calcium is deposited on the plantar fascia region of the heel it forms a different type of heel extension. This extension is very similar to the structure of the bone and is as hard as them as well. The deposit continues to grow and then begins to rupture surrounding tissue and muscle. This is the first sign of heel spur. The extension is known as a heel spur. The most
common signs for the heel spur are pain in the heel followed with inflammation, swelling and soreness.
These signs then begin to show in more severe cases with an inability to walk or stand for long periods of time. You cannot perform the activities as you were able to earlier when your foot was devoid of the heel spur.
If ever you begin to experience any of the above mentioned signs of heel spur you must make it a point to visit your doctor immediately. There are a number of treatment options when it comes to heel spurs like heel spur surgery. Delaying this will only make the condition worse for you and you may end up doing rigorous damage to your foot. If you need heel spur surgery then you should get it done as quickly as possible so that the condition does not get aggravated.