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Heel spurs: What are they?

If you have been having heel pain your doctor may have referred you for an X-ray, which may reveal heel spurs. Heel spurs occur over time from stresses to the plantar fascia or Achilles tendon which pull on the bone causing calcification. It is not the spur itself causing the pain – it’s the inflammation […]

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What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is most commonly described as a ‘heel spur’ or ‘heel pain’ and is often characterised by pain in the morning. Causes include weight gain, tight calf muscles, pronation/supination, an increase in exercise, poor footwear or age.

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