If you live in Rawlins, you probably live a very active lifestyle—it’s hard not to with so many different sites to explore and beautiful views to see. Constantly being on the go, however, can cause some negative effects like heel spurs. If you’ve begun noticing pain in your heels or other symptoms of this condition, you can receive the right diagnosis and treatment from Premier Bone & Joint Centers. With a convenient satellite clinic right here in Rawlins, Wyoming, we make it easy for you to get the care you need.
What Are Heel Spurs?
Heel spurs are bony-like growths called calcium deposits that extend between the heel bone and arch. Heel spurs are directly caused by long-term muscle and ligament strain and therefore develop over time. While heel spurs can sometimes present no symptoms at all, people often experience:
- A small, visible protrusion
- Inflammation and swelling
- Burning, hot sensation
- Pain when walking barefoot or first thing in the morning
See the Specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians can provide you with an accurate diagnosis for your heel spurs by discussing your symptoms ordering imaging tests such as X-rays. For most people with heel spurs, conservative treatment options such as rest, icing, physical therapy, and pain medication usually help them get better. In rare cases, we may use surgery to remove heel spurs.
Don’t let heel spurs hold you back. Schedule an appointment with Premier Bone & Joint Centers at our satellite clinic in Rawlins, WY.