Heel Spurs Podiatry Specialists 

Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota

At Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists, we’re devoted to delivering top-notch foot and ankle healthcare services. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Jason Spector, offers an extensive array of diagnostic and treatment options for a plethora of foot, ankle, and lower leg disorders. Whether you require routine preventive care or intricate care such as reconstructive ankle surgery,  regenerative medicine, or trauma related services, we utilize the most innovative methods to ensure your treatment results align with your expectations.

We also manage Heel Spurs, a condition that our podiatry specialists have extensive experience in treating. These painful bony protrusions can significantly limit your mobility, but our team is adept at offering effective solutions that alleviate discomfort and address the root cause of the problem.

An integral part of our treatment approach is patient education. We believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge they need to understand their conditions fully. Our specialists take the time to provide detailed explanations of your diagnosis and the potential treatment options available.

Our guiding philosophy is to prioritize your well-being, offering individualized and compassionate care. We aim to foster an environment attentive to your needs and are committed to helping you regain mobility as quickly as possible without compromising our high quality of care. For any queries or concerns about your foot or ankle condition, please reach out to us. We’re here to assist you on your journey to optimal foot health.


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    Heel Spurs

    Heel pain is a very common issue treated by Foot and Ankle specialists. A heel spur (extra bone formation) is a general term that can encompass and involve several different types of conditions such: plantar fasciitis, heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, arthritis, or a Haglund’s deformity. The heel bone is called the Calcaneus. There are numerous soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) that connect with this bone. It is important seek evaluation from a specialist to determine the location of your spurs and whether they are the cause of your pain.

    Heel Spurs Signs and Symptoms 

    Some patients may complain of pain underneath the foot and present with X-Rays that show a spur in that area. Often times, the spur is a result of a condition called plantar fasciitis and not directly responsible for the pain you are experiencing. When bone enlarges on top of the calcaneal bone, it is often termed a Haglund’s deformity. This is an important distinction because the Achilles Tendon inserts into this area of the calcaneus. This can result in significant pain and discomfort and may be associated with bursitis, tendinitis, tendinosis or loose bone fragments. Typically, patients exhibit the inability to tolerate shoes with rigid backs and may also have trouble with activity. You may notice redness, swelling and warmth on the back of heel.

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    Diagnosis usually starts with X-rays and clinical examination. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, there are various options for treatment. Come see our podiatry specialists today for evaluation and a recommended treatment plan.

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