Calcaneal Osteotomy (Heel Bone Spur)
Calcaneal osteotomies are performed to remove bone in the heel, especially bone spurs. Bone spurs can be caused by a number of things, but they are often the result of running or jogging, excess weight, or poor-fitting shoes. Heel spurs then stretch the plantar fascia, which is a membrane covering the heel, and the resulting effect can be quite painful. A majority of people get relief from nonsurgical treatments, but in some instances, calcaneal osteotomy is the best course of action.