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How are heel spurs treated?

Heel spurs are treated by treating the tight plantar fascia, which is usually the cause of heel spurs. Heel spurs occur secondary to Wolff's law that says that bone will remodel based upon the forces placed upon it. When the plantar fascia is tight, with activity it pulls too greatly on the calcaneus. Then the calcaneal bone remodels and forms a spur. Treatment of the tight plantar fascia is the goal in treating heel spurs.

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