A heel spur is a bony growth on the bottom of your heel bone, which is often associated with plantar fasciitis. Heel spurs happen most often when you’re athletic and much of your activities include running and jumping. Risk factors include an uneven or unbalanced gait, running or jogging, excess weight or obesity, and improperly fitting shoes. A heel spur is caused by a calcium deposit that seems to “grow” on the bottom of your heel, and it can be seen on an x-ray of your feet. If you suspect you have a heel spur, the best way to properly get your feet checked and find out what treatment option is best for you is to see a Durango or Loveland, CO, podiatrist. That’s where we come in! Let us help you find relief from whatever foot condition you may be having.