Often I have patients coming in with pains in their feet, particularly the heel. Two of the most common conditions seen are listed in the headline; however, the most common question asked follows. So what is the difference between heel spurs and heel pain, or some ask between heel spurs and plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are two different, but closely connected conditions that lead to chronic, or intermittent pain in your feet and heels. Knowing the difference between the two, and how they’re related to one another, can help you determine which you’re suffering from, set a course for treatment, and reduce symptoms of pain and discomfort.