The heel spur is a small bony point that forms at the insertion of the plantar fascia on the heel. It is generally associated with plantar fasciitis secondary to significant and repetitive stress on the plantar fascia.
Obesity and frequent wearing of high heels are important risk factors. Athletes are also at risk if their training is excessive.
Treatment of heel spurs consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanics stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area.