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Heel Spurs... What Are They And Why Do You Get Them?

Feeling a stiff sharp pain at the bottom of your feet in the morning? Injections and a heel pad shoe insert won’t help you for long. The pain ALWAYS returns. The more you wait, the worse it gets and it’ll impede your happiness to walk and be outdoors.

Most people think that a bone spur is the true cause of the pain. But did you stop to think why and how the bone spur was created? Bone spurs in our body are created for a couple of reasons:

1) Bone being pulled away by shortened tendons in cases like Osgood-Schlatter at the knee.

2) Bone needing to “callus” up against unnecessary forces the bone is not ordinarily supposed to incur in cases like your spine.

A few things influence Bone Spurs:

1) Poor walking mechanics really will cause you to land on a different part of your heel and irritate it.

2) The condition and type of shoes you wear. High Heels are a big no-no.

3) Another problem is the joints in your foot are likely stiff and you lack the range of motion at your ankle.

These are the main reasons these bone-spurs or bone bruises occur. All foot bones and joints should move accordingly and when it doesn’t absorb the shock guess where it goes? Your heel! In turn, disrupts the way you walk and opens you up for many injuries down the road.

4) Another important reason for causing stiff foot bones is poor mechanics from structures a bit higher like the knees, hip, and pelvis. It’s very complicated, but in order to rid the pain once and for all, we need to correct the misalignments that cause all kinds of unnecessary stresses to the foot and ankle.

Don’t let it get any worse. Rehab and Revive approaches injuries and pain with a whole-body approach which would encompass all important structures that lead to any type of compensatory pain.

We will address the mobility and possible degeneration at the foot/ankle, leg, and pelvis and get you moving correctly in a few weeks. That’s our solution. Believe me, it works!

We can and we will get better together,

Dr. Justin C. Lin

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