Lying in bed in on a weekend morning, you can’t help but think of all the fun ways you can spend your day: biking through Curt Gowdy State Park, hiking up to Turtle Rock, or even ambling around the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. But if heel spurs lead to crippling pain the moment your feet hit the floor, you may find it difficult to take advantage of everything Wyoming—and life—has to offer. That’s when it’s time to reach out to the orthopedic doctors of Premier Bone & Joint Centers. We offer heel spur treatment to Wyoming residents, and we’d be happy to help you manage your pain and get you back to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.
Diagnosing Your Condition
Heel spurs are calcium deposits that develop around the heel bone. While one in ten people will develop heel spurs during their life, these growths only cause pain for about one in twenty people. You’re more likely to develop painful heel spurs if you:
- Have either flat feet or high arches
- Walk or run frequently
- Wear poorly fitting shoes
- Carry excessive body weight
- Have been diagnosed with arthritis or diabetes
When diagnosing your condition, one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists will review your medical history and perform a physical examination. They’ll also recommend an X-ray to get an accurate picture of the extent of your heel spurs.
Finding the Right Treatment Regimen for You
When treating heel spurs, our doctors always try to pursue conservative treatments first. For most people, this involves a combination of icing, rest, over-the-counter pain medication, and specially designed orthotic inserts. In rare circumstances, heel spurs that cause severe, ongoing pain may require surgical intervention. If this is the case for you, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands, as our surgical team stays up to date with the most advanced techniques and technology.
Don’t let heel pain keep you from enjoying the things you love! Schedule an appointment with the doctors of Premier Bone & Joint Centers at our Cheyenne, WY, clinic to find some relief for your heel spurs.