Podiatrist Treating Heel Spurs for Patients in Centreville, Bull Run, Nokesville & Surrounding Areas
Heel spurs, or abnormal growths of the heel bone, can cause sharp pains in the heel, especially first thing in the morning and after long periods of rest. In many cases, a heel spur develops as a result of plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of the ligament that stretches along the bottom of the foot, from the base of the toes to the heel. In individuals who suffer from plantar fasciitis, the ligament pulls away from the heel as the foot bears weight. In an effort to stabilize the ligament, the body may produce calcium deposits, which can then develop into heel spurs.
If you think you may be suffering from a heel spur and live in Manassas, Centreville, Bull Run, Nokesville, or any surrounding area, turn to Dr. Mukesh Bhakta, D.P.M. at Prince William Foot & Ankle Center, PC and South Riding Foot & Ankle Center. Dr. Bhakta has treated heel spurs and a variety of other podiatric conditions for more than a decade, and is committed to ensuring his patients receive the compassionate, comprehensive medical care they deserve.
The proper diagnosis of a heel spur often requires an X-ray. To make this process as convenient for his patients as possible, Dr. Bhakta has on-site digital X-ray and diagnostic ultrasound machines at his Gainesville, VA, office. This can make it unnecessary for patients to visit diagnostic imaging centers, allowing patients to receive more expedient treatment.