Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs

Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue in the arch of your foot. It connects the heel to the front of your foot and supports your arches. This tissue is designed to absorb the high stresses and strains we put on our feet such as walking or running.

Anatomy of the Plantar Fascia

Sometimes, too much pressure and activity damages or tears the plantar fascia, resulting in inflammation, heel pain, and stiffness, known as Plantar Fasciitis. The body repairs the area by depositing calcium on the heel to create more bone - this becomes the protrusions that we know as bone spurs.

Bone Spur in the heel


Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs

Plantar Fasciitis can appear without a specific, identifiable reason, but many factors can increase your risk of the condition:

  • New or increased activity

  • Repetitive high-impact activity (running/dancing/sports)

  • Prolonged standing on hard surfaces (especially among nurses, factory workers, and teachers)

  • Anatomy (flat feet or a high arch)

  • Tight calf muscles

  • Obesity

  • Age (most common among people aged 40 to 60)

  • Those regularly wearing unsupportive or worn-out shoes


Treatment Options

Because Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs often occur together, we perform a comprehensive exam, discuss your symptoms, and take x-rays to understand your exact needs and customize a treatment plan specifically for you. You have options. Your treatment plan may include any or all of the following therapies.

Shockwave Therapy
Breaks up calcium deposits and reduces inflammation to accelerate healing.

Cold Laser
Radiates specific wavelengths of light to reduce inflammation, support faster cell repair, and offers faster pain relief.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP Injections contain growth factors which help repair damaged tissues.

Stem Cells
Injections which help to repair, heal, and regenerate damaged cells or tissues.

Chiropractic Adjustments
Corrects any biomechanical issues.

Customized Orthotics
Orthotics made to your unique foot scan to correct any postural issues and alleviate strain on the plantar fascia.

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