Heel spurs are a type of bone spur that are located on the underside of the heel. Heel spurs often go hand-in-hand with plantar fasciitis. The pain we know as heel spur isn’t actually the spur itself. Instead, the real problem is the spur pressing into soft tissue around it.
In this case, the affected tissue is usually the plantar fascia. To treat this, we will typically find ways to relieve the pressure being caused by the spur.A shoe fitter can adapt an insole to off load the pressure on the location of the spur. A slight raise at heel can be beneficial to relieve stress on the Achilles tendon and plantar fasciia.