Prevalence of Heel Spur In Teachers

Prevalence of Heel Spur in Teachers


  • Allah Nawaz University of Lahore, Teaching Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Anam Mahmood CMH,Lahore Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mehwish Niaz CMH,Lahore Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Shakeela Raheed CMH,Lahore Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Salik Nadeem Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore



Heel spurs, heel pain, spur length


Calcaneal heel spur is a typical foot problem that impairs 15–20% of the community and can affect people of all ages. Heelspur cause pain during walking and prolong standing. Calcaneal spurs' pathogenesis is poorly known. Heel spurs are found in around half of all individuals with plantar fasciitis. Methods: A cross-sectional investigation was carried out among 141 (both genders) participants mainly teachers by profession from the different hospitals of Lahore. Research was done in order to determine the incidence of heel spur in teachers. Data was collected by questionnaire and checking their radiographs. Descriptive analysis using SPSS version 26.0 to find results. Results: Overall prevalence came out as 79 (56%) teachers indicate heel spurs and 62 (44%) indicate no heel spur. Conclusion: The finding of this study showed that prolong standing can be the cause of foot pain and cause changes. Participants indicate foot pain due to heel spurs.


Faruqi NA. Human Osteology: A Clinical Orientation: CBS Publisher & Distributors Pvt. Limited; 2000.

Zhou B, Zhou Y, Tao X, Yuan C, Tang KJTJoF, Surgery A. Classification of calcaneal spurs and their relationship with plantar fasciitis. 2015;54(4):594-600.

Abreu M, Chung C, Mendes L, Mohana-Borges A, Trudell D, Resnick DJSr. Plantar calcaneal enthesophytes: new observations regarding sites of origin based on radiographic, MR imaging, anatomic, and paleopathologic analysis. 2003;32(1):13-21.

Kirkpatrick J, Yassaie O, Mirjalili SAJJoa. The plantar calcaneal spur: a review of anatomy, histology, etiology and key associations. 2017;230(6):743-51.

Hautmann M, Neumaier U, Kölbl OJSuO. Re-irradiation for painful heel spur syndrome. 2014;190(3):298.

McCarthy D, Gorecki GJJotAPMA. The anatomical basis of inferior calcaneal lesions. A cryomicrotomy study. 1979;69(9):527-36.

Johal K, Milner SJF, Surgery A. Plantar fasciitis and the calcaneal spur: fact or fiction? 2012;18(1):39-41.

Menz HB, Zammit GV, Landorf KB, Munteanu SEJJoF, Research A. Plantar calcaneal spurs in older people: longitudinal traction or vertical compression? 2008;1(1):1-7.

Roxas MJAmr. Plantar fasciitis: diagnosis and therapeutic considerations. 2005;10(2).

Kosmahl EM, Kosmahl HEJJoO, Therapy SP. Painful plantar heel, plantar fasciitis, and calcaneal spur: etiology and treatment. 1987;9(1):17-24.

Beytemür O, Öncü MJAoett. The age dependent change in the incidence of calcaneal spur. 2018;52(5):367-71.

Moroney PJ, O'Neill BJ, Khan-Bhambro K, O'Flanagan SJ, Keogh P, Kenny PJJF, et al. The conundrum of calcaneal spurs: do they matter? 2014;7(2):95-101.

Toumi H, Davies R, Mazor M, Coursier R, Best TM, Jennane R, et al. Changes in prevalence of calcaneal spurs in men & women: a random population from a trauma clinic. 2014;15(1):1-6.

KÜLÜNKOĞLU B, Firat N, Yildiz NT, Alkan AJTjoms. Reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Foot Function Index in patients with foot disorders. 2018;48(3):476-83.

Fakharian M, Kalhor MJRJoMS. A comparative study of heel spur incidence in patients with painful heels and general population over forty years. 2006;12(49):137-44. 2016; 37(9):994

Coexistence of plantar calcaneal spurs and plantar fascial thickening in individuals with plantar heel pain.Menz HB, Thomas MJ, Marshall M, Rathod-Mistry T, Hall A, Chesterton LS, Peat GM, Roddy E.37(9):994-1000.

T. Fernández-Rodríguez, Á. Fernández-Rolle, S. Truyols-Domínguez, J. C. Benítez-Martínez, and J. Casaña-Granell, "Prospective randomized trial of electrolysis for chronic plantar heel pain," Foot & Ankle International, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 1039-1046, 2018.

Fakharian M, Kalhor M. A Comparative Study of Heel Spur Incidence in Patients with Painful Heels and General Population Over Forty Years . RJMS. 2006; 12 (49) :137-144

Weiss E: Calcaneal spurs: examining etiology using prehistoric skeletal remains to understand present day heel pain. Foot (Edinb). 2012, 22 (3): 125-129. 10.1016/j.foot.2012.04.003.

M. Hossain, N. Makwana"Not Plantar Fasciitis": the differential diagnosis and management of heel pain syndrome. Orthop Trauma, 25 (2011), pp. 198-206.



DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i1.282
Published: 2022-01-31

How to Cite

Nawaz , A. ., Mahmood , A. ., Niaz , M., Raheed , S. ., & Nadeem, S. (2022). Prevalence of Heel Spur In Teachers: Prevalence of Heel Spur in Teachers. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(1), 134–137.



Original Article