The Truth About Heel Spurs

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The truth about heel spurs is they hurt! 

Heel spurs are sharp & hard which is a bad scenario if you like being upright.

When your body weight pushes the spur into the surrounding softer areas, you stab yourself.

So, heel spurs typically only hurt when you’re standing or walking.

Here’s the good news.

Heel spurs are not some unexplainable form of bad luck.

In other words, heel spurs do not appear out of thin air for no reason whatsoever.

Heels spurs only begin to form when the seat-belt like plantar fascia is over stretched.

You see, the plantar fascia begins at the heel bone (calcaneus) and ends in the toes (metatarsals).

When the arch of each foot remains in it’s optimal arch-up alignment the fascia can effectively function a spring and remains relaxed.

When the arch of the foot drops, the fascia is stretched beyond it’s anatomical limit.

It’s that simple.

When the fascia is stretched, it’s stressed; the beginning and end are essentially playing tug-of-war.

The body’s natural, but painful, response is to begin laying down calcium.

Unless the tug-of-war stops, the calcium continues to build until you eventually have pain.

Not sure if you have a heel spur?

Not sure if your arch has fallen and your fascia is over stretched?

Take an x-ray.

If you have a heel spur, your arch has fallen and your plantar fascia is over stretched.

End of story.  

Click here for the best heel spur treatment.

Dr Dave
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Dr Dave

Graceful Ageing Aficionado at Arizona Orthotics
It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters.

Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market.

My Mission
1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away.
2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage.
3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.
Dr Dave
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Dr Dave

It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters. Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market. My Mission 1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away. 2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage. 3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.

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