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Dawn Harper ASKTHE DOCTOR

Is surgery an option for my heel spur?

Q My partner and I spent some time with my daughter in the Lakes and did a lot of walking. I developed a pain in my heel, which I put down to the increase in exercise, but we’ve been back home resting for several days and it’s no better. My GP is arranging an X-ray, as he suspects I may have a spur. If that’s the case, will I need surgery?

A Heel spurs are caused by a build-up of calcium deposits on the underside of

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