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A heel spur forms as a calcium deposit on the heel bone, or calcaneus, of the foot, as explained by WebMD. Heel spurs are often caused by wear and tear, and it may be associated with osteoarthritis. More »

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Common skeletal diseases include deformities of the spinal curve, arthritis and bone cancer, as explained by IvyRose Holistic. Other diseases include gout, osteoporosis and rickets. More »

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Fat fingers can result from a variety of causes. Fingers store fat just as any location on the body and may gain fat in ordinary ways. Another cause of fat fingers may be water retention, as explained by the Better Healt... More »

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Heel spurs are caused by several factors including strain to the muscles and ligaments of the feet; stretching to the plantar fascia ligament that attaches to the bottom of the heel; or repeated tearing of the membrane c... More »

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Self treatments for heel spurs include applying ice to the affected foot, stretching the foot to relax the tissues of the heel bone and increasing rest, according to About.com Health. Massaging the foot's arch can also h... More »

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A heel spur is a projection on the bottom of the heel bone caused by a calcium deposit. A heel spur commonly occurs without pain; however, it causes heel discomfort in some instances. According to WebMD, heel spurs are o... More »

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A laser helps heel spurs by making a small cut in the skin of the heel and resectioning or removing the bone spur from the calcaneus or heel bone, states PubMed. During the surgery, the laser then coagulates or hardens t... More »

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