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Posted by april on 7/30/04 at 21:23 (156622)

I would like to know if spurs are a hereditary thing. My mother was telling me that my grandfather had them, she has them, and that the great pain I am in now may be caused by them. Please let me know about this. Thank you.

Re: spurs

Ed Davis, on 7/31/04 at 14:17 (156666)

Spurs are not hereditary. Please read the Heel Pain Book on this site to get a better understanding. One thing that you will see during the read is that the 'spur' itself not the cause of pain but rather a manifestation or result of chronic inflammation on the plantar fascia.