Can Too Much Calcium Supplements Cause Heel Spurs?

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The heel spur (or calcaneal spur) is a nail-like growth of calcium around the ligaments and tendons of the foot where they attach to the heel bone. The spur grows from the bone and into the flesh of the foot.

A heel spur results from an anatomical change of the calcaneus (heel bone). This involves the area of the heel and occasionally, another disability, such as arthritis.

The heel bone forms one end of the two longitudinal arches of the foot. These arches are held together by ligaments and are...

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