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Cardinals’ Dexter Fowler Suffering from Heel Spur

Monday, 10 July 2017 00:00

Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler was recently placed on the disabled list with a heel spur. Fowler suffered the injury in a game against the Pirates. Prior to experiencing the heel spur, Fowler was dealing with a quadriceps injury that kept him out for a few games. This season, the outfielder is hitting .245/.336/.481 with 13 homeruns and 35 RBI in 277 plate appearances. Unfortunately, Fowler’s injury has come at the wrong time for a struggling Cardinals team. In order to fill his spot on the roster, the team has called up outfielder Randal Grichuk from Triple-A Memphis.

Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact one of our podiatrists from Dr. Siegerman & Associates. Our doctors will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot. Bone may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs. Pain sometimes intensifies with age. Heel spurs are known to cause a substantial amount of pain. One of the main associations spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.


The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.


There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices located in Drexel Hill and West Chester, PA. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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