The most common cause of heel pain is the heel spur. A heel spur is the result of new bone growth at the front edge of the heel. A common method that creates a bone spur is caused by “Wolff’s Law.” Wolff’s Law is, that bone will adapt to the loads placed upon it. As we stress the arch of our foot, the plantar fascia will translate the stress onto the attachment point on the calcaneus (the heel bone.) Because of this increase in pressure/stress, new bone may form. There are few medical remedies for a heel spur. In some cases if it is severe enough, they may recommend surgery. Needless to say, surgery by its very nature can cause more than a few complications. Therefore, it’s best to try to avoid a surgical intervention if possible. The use of a custom orthotic will slow down the progression of a heel spur. It can also very often reduce or eliminate pain in the heel.
The solution, reduce pressure !
The solution is to try to remove the irritation to the heel spur. This can be accomplished in many cases with a pair of custom orthotics. What we do is to create a small divot under the area affected, thereby relieving pressure on the heel spur. Reducing the pressure under the spur can reduce the irritation. A custom insert will at the very least slow down the progression of new bone growth. In most cases, this will reduce or eliminate the heel pain entirely.
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Dr Camp is so compassionate! I came in knowing what I needed (new orthotics) and the specific issues with my feet as a runner. He hooked me up with some custom hardshell orthotics as per my request. After the first run, I knew they fit like a glove! No fatigue in my feet or ankles. No issues with my neuromas AND he added some extras in to allow my toes to reach the perfect angle. Giving me more control and a longer stride. If you’re looking for custom orthotics for daily use or as an athlete, Dr Camp is a perfect choice! Will be seeing him in a year for new orthotics.Samantha H. 2018
"During the 2003 King of the Bay windsurfing competition I hurt my foot. Thought I was going to have to drop out. Dr. Camp taped me up, sent me back out and I won the contest. Thanks Dr. C for the help with my foot I came out a winner !"Tyson P. ~2005
As an MD I was a little leery of having my orthotics made by a Chiropractor. After meeting Dr. Camp and talking to him for a while, I was impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. He proceeded to give me one of the most through examinations I have ever had. I have received my orthotics and use them for running and walking, I am very happy with the product. Thank you Dr. Camp for the prompt service and attention to detail.Dr. D. 2019
Ed Camp is an innovative, approachable and helpful Chiropractic Foot Specialist. He cares about his patients, is interested in finding ways to help them and thinks outside the box, in large part because he seems to have a wider range of tools and approaches than traditional podiatrists. I’ve used him for orthotics and the fit has been excellent. But he also has thoughts and suggestions that go beyond just the orthotic fitting and I have found them very helpful. He just gets it.Robert W. 2019