Heel spurs (calcaneal spurs) are calcium deposits that form on the heel bone’s surface, and they come from the body trying to protect itself. They can cause pain in the area where they are located, around the back of your ankle, often when you put weight on your heel. While many have tried home remedies for this condition, few have found relief. Thankfully there are treatments for heel spurs that will help prevent pain and discomfort.
We at Calgary Foot Care Nurses with the doctor’s assistance can prescribe cold compresses, orthotic shoe inserts, anti-inflammatory medications, over-the-counter pain relievers or corticosteroid injections for acute pain. In some cases, heel spur pain can become severe and ongoing, leading us to recommend surgery.