Incidence of calcaneal spur in Indian population with heel pain

R. Kevin Lourdes, Ganesan G. Ram


Background: This is an observational study that was carried out to find out the incidence of calcaneal spur among Indian population with heel pain as it is one of the most commonest complaints of patients coming to out-patient departments.

Methods: Radiological assessment with 200 ankle lateral view x rays were taken for patients (100 male and 100 female) with complaints of heel pain.

Results: 118 out of 200 patients with heel pain had calcaneal spur either plantar or at achilles insertion or both of which 60% of them were women. Most common age group affected was 40-50 years.

Conclusions: Incidence of calcaneal spur in Indian population with heel pain is 59%.


Calcaneal spur, Heel pain, Indian population

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