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A calcaneal spur, or heel spur, is a common condition where a bony protrusion forms on the heel bone, causing pain and discomfort. It is typically caused by repetitive stress and overuse, leading to inflammation and spur formation. If you’re suffering from the calcaneal spur and looking for effective treatment options, we at Physio Active can help.

Our experienced physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to provide effective and personalized treatment for calcaneal spurs, helping you reduce pain and improve your mobility.


What is a Calcaneal Spur?

A calcaneal spur is a bony protrusion that forms on the calcaneus bone (heel bone). It is caused by repetitive stress and overuse of the foot, leading to inflammation and eventually the formation of the spur. This condition can cause pain and discomfort, especially when walking or standing for a long time.


What are the symptoms of Calcaneal Spur?

The symptoms of calcaneal spur include:

  • Pain in the heel, especially when walking or standing for long periods
  • Swelling and redness in the affected area
  • Stiffness or difficulty in moving the foot
  • A burning or tingling sensation in the heel

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek the advice of a physiotherapist for proper diagnosis and treatment.


Why choose physiotherapy for Calcaneal Spur treatment?

Physiotherapy is an effective and non-invasive treatment option for calcaneal spurs. At Physio Active, our experienced physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to reduce pain, improve mobility, and prevent the progression of the condition.

Some of the benefits of physiotherapy for calcaneal spurs include:

  • Reducing pain and discomfort
  • Improving mobility and flexibility
  • Strengthening the muscles and ligaments supporting the foot
  • Preventing the progression of the condition
  • Reducing the risk of future injury



What does Calcaneal Spur treatment at Physio Active involve?

At Physio Active, our experienced physiotherapists will thoroughly assess your condition to determine the best approach for treating you. Some of the treatments that we may use for calcaneal spurs include:

Stretching and strengthening exercises: Stretching and strengthening exercises can help improve mobility and reduce pain in the affected area.

Soft tissue therapy: Our physiotherapists may use soft tissue therapy techniques such as massage and trigger point release to reduce pain and improve mobility.

Taping and bracing: Taping and bracing can provide support and stability to the affected area, reducing pain and discomfort.

Foot orthotics: Custom-made foot orthotics can help redistribute pressure and reduce pain in the affected area.

Shockwave therapy: Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to reduce pain and improve mobility in the affected area.



The calcaneal spur can cause pain and discomfort, but with the right treatment, you can reduce symptoms and improve mobility. Physiotherapy offers a non-invasive and effective treatment for calcaneal spurs. At Physio Active, our skilled physiotherapists are committed to delivering personalized and thorough treatment plans to help you reach your goals.

Whether you are suffering from acute pain or looking to prevent the progression of your condition, we can help. With a variety of treatment options, including stretching and strengthening exercises, soft tissue therapy, taping and bracing, foot orthotics, and shockwave therapy, our physiotherapists will work with you to develop a plan that meets your specific needs and goals.


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