A heel spur is caused by either the plantar fascia or Achilles tendon pulling onto the heel bone, and the result is the bone reacting, creating a bone spur.  Usually, the bone spur is not a cause of the pain, and usually the bone spur does not need to be surgically removed.  When surgery is required, it is usually when the bone spur is fractured.  There are many different causes for heel pain, and there are effective treatments that can eliminate the pain.  You do not have to suffer with heel pain.  Call our Long Beach, CA office today to have your heel pain evaluated so you can get back on your feet again.