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Heel Spur and Physiotherapy Singapore

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A heel spur refers to the hook of bone that forms on the bone of the heel (this refers to the calcaneus bone). This diagnose is often confused with plantar fasciitis, but they are not the same, though they are more confused with tarsal tunnel syndrome.


Heel spurs are common incidences in patients who have previous history of heel and foot pain, which are often caused by plantar fasciitis – the diagnosis is confirmed when the X-Ray of the feet shows a hook, a protusion of bone from the bottom of the foot where the plantar fascia attaches to the calcaneus heel bone.

The plantar fascia refers to the thick connective tissue that connects the calcaneus (heel bone) to the ball of the feet. It is this strong and tight tissue that helps maintain the arch of the foot, actually. It is also one of the major weight distributors of the foot as you walk or run on your foot. They commonly form in patients who have existing plantar fasciitis, and tends to recur and occur in patients who has had the conditions for an extended period of time.


It by itself is not the cause of pain, though it can cause some discomfort, depending on its shape and location. Most of the pain are usually caused by plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia.

What Is The PhysiotherapyTreatment of Spurs in Heels?

The physiotherapy intervention of heel spurs are exactly the same as the physiotherapy treatment of plantar fasciitis. To diagnose accurately, our certified physiotherapists will perform an assessment clinically and through medical history review, ruling out possible causes for heel pain other than plantar fasciitis.

Then, the following physiotherapy treatments may be used:

Inflammation reduction: Physiotherapy and hand therapy can reduce local inflammation. We may use ultrasound in conjunction with ice packs, as well as retrograde massage.

Mobilisation: Muscles, joints and soft tissues around the foot and ankle can be treated using the mobilization techniques, where our physiotherapists will gently move the structures and joint to decrease the stiffness and to restore the normal range of movement. Gentle deep tissue release may release secondary tightness caused by pain.

Taping and Strapping: Taping and strapping has been clinically proven to be effective for plantar fasciitis management. The taping supports the plantar fascia and helps disperse the force and weight

Rest: Rest is very important to all injuries that are traumatic or overuse in nature – to take the strain off the plantar fascia, and to allow the affected tissue time to rest and heal up.

Where to next?

  1. Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
  2. Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
  3. See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
  4. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our heel spur page
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise

Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
  • read more on our specializations here

All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.

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