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How can I tell if I have heel spurs or plantar fasciitis?

Asked 2 years ago

Is there a way to differentiate between the two without having to go to a podiatrist? The internet suggests that the two feel very similar, but can anyone explain how to tell them apart, if possible?

Hosea Machio

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Plantar Fasciitis hallmark in inflammation caused by overuse or tight calf muscle while for heel spur it is hardening and bruising at the edge of your heel bone due to calcium deposits. For PF you feel dull pain followed by sharp pain under the foot while for heel spur the jabbing pain is localized at the heel. Note that, heel spurs are common in people with plantar fasciitis, but they are rarely the source of pain. The good news is that conservative treatment (orthotics and exercise), rather than surgery, can help up to 90% of patients eliminate their pain.

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