Heel cushions against heel spur. Heel spur develops at the tendon insertion of muscles at the heel bone. During the healing process the body stores as a repair measure bone material in the tendon insertion. Heel spurs can be present for a very long period of time without causing problems. However, should irritation occur in the region of the ossified tendon insertion, inflammation could well develop. Without treatment inflammation again leads to increased ossification and thus to permanent deterioration with the danger of developing into a chronic condition. It is then often no longer possible to roll in a normal way across your feet from heel to toe when walking.
stabbing pain when foot strikes ground
dull, irregular pain in the heel area also when under no strain (eg when lying)
initial discomfort and pain ( after a longer period lying or sitting, especially in the morning)
can occur together with pain in the heel (stabbing pain under the heel)
occasionally swelling in the ankle area.
in the case of lower heel spur. Strong sensitivity to pressure at the tendon insertion ( lateral in the lower heel area)
in the case of the upper heel spur: strong sensitivity to pressure of the Achilles tendon, especially in around the ankle area