Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A hook of bone forms on the heel bone (calcaneous) and this is known as a heel spur. Upon x-ray, this hook of bone is seen protruding from the bottom of the foot often where the plantar fascia is attached to the heel bone. Physical therapy can help with heel spurs to assess proper gait mechanics, shoes and muscle and flexibility imbalances.