• Pain in the heel or arch upon waking in the morning  
  • Pain during the day in the bottom of the heel or arch  
  • Sharp pain while walking. Difficulties walking normally
  • Pain behind the heel  
  • Sensation of burning or pinching in the heel area
  • Pain in the heel upon waking in the morning or after sitting down for a long period of time

Dr. Darrell Bevacqua, Podiatric Surgeon  

25 years of professional experience

Doctor Of Podiatric Medicine
Post Doctoral Surgical Residency, Brooklyn Veterans Hospital, New York 


Clinician | Professor  
Département des Sciences de l’activité physique

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
3351, boul. des Forges,Trois-Rivières (Québec) 

Clinique podiatrique de Verdun  
3954a Wellington, Verdun (Montréal) 


Tél : (514) 768 - 5060


Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spur Symptoms

Heel pain is a common symptom that has many possible causes. Although heel pain sometimes is caused by a systemic (body-wide) illness, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, it usually is a local condition that affects only the foot. The most common local causes of heel pain include: Read More:Harvard Medical School Publishing Heel Pain

  • Avoid walking bare foot especially on hard surfaces  
  • Rest as much as possible and apply ice to the inflamed area  
  • Perform stretching exercises for the Achilles tendon and the arch of the foot 
  • NSAIDS - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Cortisone Injection  
  • Orthotics (Custom Made Orthopedic Insoles)  
  • Surgery (via a minimal incision) 

Heel Spur Treatment

  • Orthotics (Custom made orthopedic insoles)
  • Cortisone injections with local anesthesia
  • NSAIDS - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Surgery (via a minimal incision) 

Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Heel Spurs (calcaneal spurs)

Heel Pain Causes

Don't let Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spurs slow you down. We have treatments that are effective and pain free.  We have been treating this condition for over 25 years now and rarely have any patients that require surgery. Consulting early is very important as a proper diagnosis leads to a successful prognostic. If treated early most cases resolve rapidly with conservative treatments and that means less time away from the activities you love. Consult our team of professionals as resolving heel pain issues is our specialty.

  • Shoes that do not support the arch or have a very thin non shock absorbing sole
  • Flat Feet or High Arched Feet
  • Physical activity or participation in sports with inappropriate stretching or warm up routine
  • Obesity or weight gain
  • People who work standing or on hard surfaces
  • Age - most cases occur in people over the age of 40​
  • Limb length discrepancy (one leg longer than the other)

Frequent causes of heel pain are Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs. Patients in my practice mistakenly sometimes call it Planters Fasciitis. These the most common foot ailments among my patient population. The Plantar Fascia is a very long ligament that attaches to the bottom of the heel bone. This ligament is the principal support for the arch of the foot. It acts like a rubber band which prevents the arch from collapsing under the impact of our weight while walking or running. Heel spurs are calcium deposits where the plantar fascia inserts into the heel bone. These conditions often occur together and the treatments are very similiar. When treated in a timely fashion it is very easy to eliminate the symptoms with conservative therapies.

What areheel spurs ? Heel spurs are bony outgrowths from the bottom of the heel bone. Usually heel spurs form on the bottom of the heel where the plantar fascia attaches to the bone. The heel spur can slowly form over time as the plantar fascia exerts a tension on the Calcaneus (Heel bone). Symptoms and causes of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are almost identical.Treatments for heel spurs are very similiar to treatments for Plantar Fasciitis. In the majority of cases conservative treatments are effective. In most cases custom made orthopaedic insoles remedy the problem and there is rarely a need for cortisone injections or surgery.

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