Prevent the formation of calcaneal spur!

Prevent the formation of calcaneal spur!

Prevent the formation of calcaneal spur!

Calcaneal spur is a very uncomfortable and painful condition of the heel that complicates movement and reduces comfort. It is better to prevent its formation than to struggle with its treatment later, but if this change has already occurred, there is still much we can do to help recovery and avoid surgery.

The most important thing is to wear footwear that is comfortable, so the bone is not exposed to irritation, and the distribution of body weight also becomes ideal.

What exactly is a calcaneal spur?

Anyone who constantly wears uncomfortable, tight, poor-quality or poorly designed footwear, possibly also struggling with overweight, will sooner or later notice various physical symptoms indicating this is not the right direction. In the best case, you will only encounter various pains, such as back pain, lower back pain, foot pain; in worse cases, deformities like flat feet, hammer toe, bunions, and calcaneal spur can also appear. In our blog posts, you can find many solutions to these problems.

Calcaneal spur is a bony outgrowth on the lower or upper part of the heel bone, where the tendons attach. This calcified protrusion can cause constant pain and inflammation, making walking problematic. The formation process involves bones rubbing against muscles at the point where they meet, leading to calcification at that point.

Why does this problem occur?

There are several reasons why so many people struggle with this disease. Many call it the runner's disease, as one reason for its formation is excessive stress, especially a problem for long-distance runners. In addition, it easily forms in those with unhealthy feet due to flat feet or fallen arches, or those who are overweight and wear bad shoes.

The role of proper footwear is outstanding!

To prevent calcaneal spur, it's important to wear footwear that is the most natural and closest to barefoot walking. In this case, the muscles, joints, and bones can function as prescribed, i.e., regularly and normally.

Barefoot shoes, through their design, "exercise" the foot, which means that the muscles and ligaments will constantly strengthen. So instead of supporting the arch with orthotic inserts, thereby making the supportive ligaments lazier, we strengthen them and make them capable of maintaining both the transverse and longitudinal arches. This way, flat feet go away, thereby reducing the chances of a calcaneal spur.

What kind of shoes should you wear for healthy feet?

All our barefoot shoes are perfectly suitable for preventing the above problems; if you're already dealing with pain, get one as soon as possible. The Leguano Go Mixed high-top shoe is a light and airy wear in which your feet can enjoy complete freedom of movement. Another advantage of this model is that you can wear it almost anywhere—be it for hiking, sightseeing, leisure, or even at work.

Barefoot shoes prevent many health problems, so always wear them in everyday life, at your workplace, and during leisure time. Only wear high heels or shoes with thin upper parts for special occasions, so you don't have to worry about fighting calcaneal spur in the future. If you have any questions, write to us or call us and we will be happy to answer.

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