Calcium deposits on the heel can take months or even years to develop. They may be associated with overuse injuries, strains, excessive stretching of the plantar fascia, or other injuries. A number of other factors can increase your risk of developing heel spurs, including:
Reducing your personal risk factors can help prevent plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Wear supportive, well-fitting shoes. If you run or participate in sports, choose the right shoe for the activity. Those who are overweight or obese can benefit from reaching a healthier weight, which can reduce the amount of pressure on the feet. A Diagnostic Foot Specialists podiatrist can diagnose and recommend the correct treatment for all types of foot pain.