Calcaneal Spur

Calcaneal Spur (+ Corns And Calluses, Calcanial Bursitis)

Calcaneal spur is the growth of calcium around the ligaments and tendons of the foot, growth will be from the bone into the flesh of the foot. This mainly occur due to the anatomical changes of heel bone. Mainly this will be localized, main cause for the origin is stress at the heel bone calcifying the soft tissue attachments.

there is a small sack of fluid in between the heel bone and fat pad, due to the rubbing of the bone over the deep tissue and continues use results in the inflammation of the surrounding tissue and the bursa leading to the condition of calcaneal bursitis

Due to the repeated pressure and friction, over the skin surface mainly heels and toes Corns and calluses occur, as a result of repeated stress the skin layer will get thickened as a protective mechanism, these are mainly soft and hard in nature.

Major Symptom

Severe Pain during walking,getting up , climbing stairs


X ray and physical examination.

Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurveda describes this condition as vatakandaka ,condition resulting due to kaphavatavitiation, Ayurveda clearly mention this condition as treatable. In Ayurveda this condition occur due to the excessive kapha vitiation resulting in the enlargement of bone and this enlargement or obstruction in the path of vatadosha which mainly controls the sensory and motor activities resulting in severe pain along with some burning sensation on some cases.

In ayurevda this condition can be treated with special internal medicnes to reduce the bone growth and to disintegrate the bony projection which cause the pain, different heat modalities are clearly indicated along with spot techniques to remove the cause.

In almost all the cases maximum results without steroid injections or surgery. 

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