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A calcium deposit at the bottom of the heel or sole of the foot can be very painful. This bony like outgrowth can be caused by some types of exercise, having flat feet (this is a link), or wearing poor fitting shoes or heels. Although heel spurs can be painless, often they cause pain. Sometimes this pain can be debilitating, interfering with most activities. Surgical treatment is one of the options for treating painful heel spurs.

Being overweight can put you at risk of developing a heel spur!!!

Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University
Doctorate Degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Member of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Aakruti Bhalja is an expert in treating heel spurs. If you have heel spurs, Dr Bhalja will obtain x-rays to evaluate the extent of the problem, perform an extensive physical examination, and review the surgical and non-surgical options to reduce pain and deformity. She will also discuss recovery time, return to work and activity.

Dr. Bhalja is a highly reviewed Heel Spur Surgical Specialist in Manhattan.

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“Dr. Bhalja was wonderful. She took the time to explain the procedure I was having done. She also answered all my questions with patience.”


“Dr. Bhaljia was so detailed, warm, and personable! She was so patient and made sure to x-ray my injured foot from various angles to ensure she could make an informed diagnosis. She also gave great advice for lifestyle changes to implement to support my foot health for the long-term!”

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A painful bony outgrowth at the bottom of the ball of the foot can cause a considerable amount of dysfunction. These outgrow have various shapes, including hooked, shelf-like, and pointy. Sometimes the outgrowth can be toward the middle part of the foot, called the plantar fascia. It can be up to a half inch long! Ouch. An X-ray is often needed to confirm the diagnosis.


  • A knife-like pain at the heel in the morning
  • Dull ache the rest of the day
  • Ball of foot feels hot
  • A bone-like protrusion is sometimes visible
  • Swelling at the heel
  • Sometimes no symptoms at all


  • Older Age
  • Female
  • Trauma
  • Activities like running
  • Overweight
  • High or low arched foot
  • Ankylosis Spondylitis, Reiter’s Disease, Plantar Fasciitis

Improper footwear can lead to heel spurs!!!

Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University
Doctorate Degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Member of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

heels of mans feet
Dr. Bhalja, our expert foot surgeon, will evaluate your foot and will provide you a definitive diagnosis and treatment options.

Corns or calluses can be a symptom of a bunion!!!

Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University
Doctorate Degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Member of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery


There are two types of surgeries available, the release of plantar fascia and removal of the heel spur.


About 50% of patient with plantar fasciitis (this is a link) have a heel spur. In these cases, too much strain on the plantar fascia causes the heel spur to form. So, the pain can be coming from the inflamed plantar fascia instead of the heel spur. Your surgeon can perform a procedure to release the plantar fascia. This involves cutting this ligament to release tension and reduce inflammation in the plantar fascia. This procedure is outpatient.


Your surgeon can remove the bone spur using surgical instruments. This procedure can be done open, or with an endoscope, using a couple of smaller incisions.


man after heel spur surgery


The information on this website is to provide general information. The information on this website does NOT reflect definitive medical advice and self-diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a physician for a consultation and examination regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs you may be having. An accurate diagnosis and treatment plan should only be made by your physician in order to exclude a serious condition.

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Downtown Podiatry Physicians

80 Maiden Ln #905D

New York, NY 10038

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